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A 24-year-old mother faces six charges following an altercation Sunday at the West Point Police Department during which police say she was holding her 5-month-old baby and was under the influence of alcohol.
Christina A. Vickers of West Point is charged with third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication in public.
According to a citation, Vickers went to a West Point officer’s home and stated she was involved in a domestic violence incident.
At the time, Vickers was “extremely intoxicated” and holding her child, according to the citation.
The officer drove the mother and child to the police department and called Kentucky State Police, police said.
“When (the officer) called KSP, the subject became extremely irate and ran out the door screaming and running with her baby into the cold ran,” the citation reads. “(The officer) attempted to stop her and she started to scream ‘police brutality.’”
When the officer attempted to pull Vickers into the department, she pulled away and hit him with a closed fist while still holding the child, police said.
Eventually, the officer was able to remove the baby from Vickers’ arms, according to the citation. However, Vickers tried to pull the baby away from him, causing the child to fall head first toward the ground.
Police said the officer caught the child before it struck the ground.
Vickers is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.
She was arraigned Monday via video feed in Hardin District Court. She is scheduled to appear for a hearing Feb. 25.
Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or email@example.com.