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Ark City woman arrested on suspicion of battering officer

Roemmich also accused of disorderly conduct, interference with police officer

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 21, 2018) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City woman Sept. 20 after she allegedly battered a police officer and another male victim.

Theresa Eda Marie Roemmich, 47, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor counts of battery-domestic violence, battery of a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Roemmich was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. She remained in custody at the time of this release.

Officers responded about 9:53 p.m. Sept. 20 to a residence in the 800 block of North C Street for a report of a physical disturbance. They made contact with the alleged victim, a 52-year-old Arkansas City man.

He described the female suspect, later identified as Roemmich, and said she had acted physically aggressive toward him, slapped him in the face and broken property that belonged to him.

The victim had minor injuries to his face, which were documented by the officers. The injuries did not require any medical attention at the scene, however.

Roemmich left the scene prior to officers’ arrival. She was located a short distance away, but refused to comply with the officers and begin walking away from them while cursing at them verbally.

While being taken into custody, Roemmich allegedly turned and slapped one officer in the arm.

She eventually was taken into custody successfully and transported to the county jail. The officer who was struck did not report any injuries from the incident.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.