Woman, 60, arrested on weapons charges

Marlene Grant

A 60-year-old woman was arrested on obstruction and weapon charges after authorities said she assaulted a Georgia Health Sciences University police officer Tuesday.

According to university incident report, Officer Carole Romero asked Marlene Grant, who had no visible school badge, if she was a student after she was seen walking through Lot 1 around 9:50 a.m. Grant told the officer she was not a student and was in a hurry.

When the officer asked for identification, Grant, who resides on the 1400 block of Walton Way, continued walking and replied “Just shoot me.”

When the officer again tried to stop the woman, Grant punched the officer in the eye. During the struggle that ensued, Grant also bit the officer’s upper arm.

The officer put a Taser to the suspect’s back, but the prongs did not make contact with any skin.

A second officer assisted in putting Grant on the ground. Police said Grant’s thigh was tasered a after she refused to follow commands.

Following the incident, officers discovered a knife with a 3-inch blade wrapped in a bandana in Grant’s pocket.

She was booked in the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on charges of obstruction of a law enforcement officer and weapons in a school safety zone.

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