PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A woman is facing assault charges after she allegedly kicked and bit a police officer early Sunday morning.
Providence Police Colonel Oscar Perez told 12 News an officer was patrolling near Atwells Avenue when they heard screaming outside a club.
Police learned a security guard was refusing to let 27-year-old Taylor Martone back into the building. Both Martone and the security guard refused to cooperate with police.
When police ordered Martone to leave the area, she allegedly hit an officer in the face two times. Police then tried to arrest Martone when she allegedly kicked the same officer and bit his arm leaving puncture wounds.
The officer was treated at the hospital and released, according to Perez.
Martone is charged with felony assault, simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
According to Perez, the business where the incident took place will go before the Providence Board of Licenses.