Sioux City woman arrested after biting officer and refusing to let go of her pit bull

Woman also accused of stealing an officer's radio during arrest

Sioux City, Iowa - A 28-year-old Sioux City woman has been arrested after struggling with authorities Sunday night. 

According to court documents, Adasa Tafolla was being placed under arrest for Interference with Official Acts at Cook Park around 9:00 P.M. on Sunday when the incident occurred. 

Authorities say that Tafolla refused to put her hands behind her back and instead wrapped her arms around a pitbull mix and refused to let go. After authorities separated her from the dog, she continued to struggle with officers. Police say that at one point during the struggle she grabbed an officer's radio and held it under her body so the officer couldn't reach it. Officers also say that while resisting arrest Tafolla bit Officer Christopher Eral's left forearm. 

Tafolla is currently charged with Assault on a Police Officer, and Removing a Radio from an Officer. She's being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $1,000 bond. Her next court date is scheduled for August 11th at 9:00 A.M.


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