A Terre Haute woman is behind bars in Vigo County after resisting law enforcement.
Just before 9:17 p.m. Wednesday, Terre Haute Police Trooper Justin Bell made a traffic stop, near 8th Avenue, on Rebecca Pryor, 36, of Terre Haute. During the course of the traffic stop Trooper Bell discovered that Pryor had an active warrant for invasion of privacy out of Vermillion County.
Bell attempted to take Pryor into custody for the warrant when she proceeded to try unsuccessfully to punch and bite the trooper.
Pryor quickly moved toward a box trailer near the scene and wrapped both her arms and legs around the hitch of the trailer, resisting verbal commands.
Trooper Rondell Shelton arrived at the scene to assist. Together, Trooper Bell and Trooper Shelton attempted to remove Pryor from the box trailer hitch, at which time she proceeded to kick Trooper Shelton twice in the chest.
Once Pryor was successfully removed from the trailer hitch, she was placed into custody.
Pryor was then transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. Once cleared medically, she was transported to the Vigo County Jail for processing.
While being transported to the jail, Pryor attempted to jump out of the vehicle by opening the door of the police cruiser. Vigo County Sheriff’s Department then sent a secured transport vehicle to transport Pryor to the Vigo County Jail.
Upon arrival to the Vigo County Jail, and while being processed into booking, Pryor assaulted the jail staff.
No injuries were reported by Trooper Bell, Trooper Shelton, or the Vigo County Jail staff, from this incident.
In addition to her original warrant out of Vermillion County, Pryor now faces several more charges in Vigo County including resisting law enforcement, battery against a public safety official, escape from lawful detention, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.