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June 17, 2013

CRIME BRIEFS: Report: Woman attacks neighbor, bites officer

Clarksville Police Department officers responded to a fight call about 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 1700 of Thames Drive.

A woman reported that she and her husband were in their front yard when a pickup truck pulled into their neighbor’s driveway and a man got out of the vehicle, knocked on the neighbors’ door and left when no one answered.

The woman continued to tell police that her neighbor Lisa A. Neal, 48, then came out of the home “cursing and screaming” and saying she was beating on her doors and windows.

The woman told Neal that it was a man in a pickup truck who had knocked on her door, not her or her husband. She reported Neal called her a liar, and she responded by telling her to “take her drama back in the house.”

The woman told police that is when Neal became “very aggressive and ran toward her, grabbing her by her hair and jerking her around the yard trying to throw her to the ground,” according to the police report.

The woman’s husband then separated the women, at which time Neal’s boyfriend, Steven Hawkins, 55, “walked over and grabbed his crotch stating, ‘I have something for you big boy.’”

Neal then, again, assaulted the woman by grabbing her hair, according to the police report, and the husband, again, broke up the altercation, and Hawkins grabbed the man “ ... from behind and slammed him on the ground and then ran back into their home,” according to the police report.

After hearing the woman’s story, police responded to Neal and Hawkins’ home where they knocked on the door, and after a “long period of time,” Neal came to the door.

Police reported Neal was immediately “agitated and aggressive with officers.”

She told an officer, “I don’t have anything to say to you,” according to the report, before trying to shut the door.

Neal then stepped on the front porch to speak further with police where she “ ... continued cursing at officers and stated she did not know why we were there harassing her.”

When an officer told Neal she was under arrest, she replied, “she was not going anywhere ...”

The woman physically resisted arrest and said she would let the dogs out of her home to bite the officer. When another officer assisted in the apprehension, Neal bit the officer in the hand hard enough to leave bite marks, the report says.

Neal was preliminarily charged with battery to an officer, class D felony; resisting law enforcement and intimidation; both class A misdemeanors; and disorderly conduct and battery, both class B misdemeanors.

Hawkins was preliminarily charged with battery, class A misdemeanor.

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