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Harrison woman accused of shutting Belgrade officer’s arm in car window

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 20:00:50-04

BELGRADE – A Harrison woman could be looking at jail time after Belgrade police said she tried to close an officer’s arm in her window when he was trying to arrest her.

This happened at about 10 o’clock on Thursday night.

According to court documents, a Belgrade police officer recognized Chonda Venezuela for being on probation while she was leaving Montana Lil’s casino.

Venezuela was not allowed to be in casinos because of her probation.

While the officer was checking the status of her probation, Venezuela put her car into gear and tried to drive away.

Court documents show the officer tried to stop her by putting his hand in her car window when she closed it — causing minor injury.

Another officer parked his patrol car in front of her’s to prevent Venezuela from leaving.

Venezuela is charged with assaulting an officer and having a dangerous drug after officers found hydrocodone in her purse without a prescription.

Venezuela’s bail was set at $25,000.

Cody Boyer – MTN News