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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Woman tasered after dragging officers through Brownwood square

Kyla Washington
Kyla Washington

A woman who had to be tasered by Wildwood police after dragging them through Brownwood Paddock Square with her car is facing a host of charges.

Kyla Sheantaye Washington, 21, of Wildwood had two children in her vehicle when Wildwood police officers attempted to make a traffic stop Saturday night.

Washington had been wanted on a warrant and officers reached into her vehicle to shut off the ignition. Washington then hit the accelerator and pulled away with the officers hanging on.

She crashed her car through a fence and drove onto a sandlot before exiting the vehicle and attempting to flee on foot. That’s when officers turned their taser guns on her.

She is facing charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and child cruelty.

She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center.


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