published Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Police: Drunk, semi-nude woman resists arrest, tries to bite officer

Crystal Jane Wombles
Crystal Jane Wombles
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OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. — She was very drunk, semi-nude, didn’t want to get dressed and tried to bite an Oliver Springs policeman during the arrest process, according to an incident report.

That late-night escapade Monday resulted in numerous charges against Crystal J. Wombles, 35, who remained Wednesday in the Anderson County Jail.

Oliver Springs Officer Nathaniel Nelson said Wombles was “extremely intoxicated,” wearing just a shirt and “showing her bottom private parts to children and the neighbors,” when he and another officer arrived in response to neighbors’ complaints.

A few minutes earlier, Wombles was “all naked” on the porch of the Crystal Lane residence, prompting neighbors to escort their children into their homes, according to Nelson’s incident report.

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