Atmore woman arrested on drug, assault charges
Published 9:15 am Monday, February 5, 2024
An Atmore woman was arrested Feb. 1 on drug and assault charges, according to officials.
Atmore Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said Mandy Lassiter, 44, of Atmore, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault with bodily fluids, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault III.
McMann said in a release the arrest stemmed after at approximately 10:10 p.m. on the day of the arrest, APD officers responded to the 300 block of Jack Springs Road in reference to suspicious unknown circumstances.
“When the officers arrived, they contacted a family member who advised the officers his sister, Mandy Lassiter, 44, of Atmore, was acting strange and may be under the influence of narcotics,” McMann said. “Due to Miss Lassiter’s history of being combative and aggressive with first responders, the officers contacted Lassiter to ensure it was safe for medics to enter the residence.”
McMann said then during the interaction with the officers, Lassiter allegedly threw a clear glass jar at one of the officers that struck him in the chest.
“The jar contained a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine,” he said. “Lassiter then (allegedly) threw a grenade shaped bottle with plastic tubes attached to it that struck the same officer. That bottle had a liquid in it that field-tested positive for cocaine.”
McMann added that Lassiter allegedly threw a third item, which was a shampoo bottle at the officer that missed him.
“The officer attempted to detain Lassiter, but she began pulling away from him,” McMann said. “The officers then forced Lassiter to the floor and gained control of her. While handcuffing Lassiter, she was able to bite one of the officers on his hand. Lassiter also grabbed an officer’s arm and grabbed a section of skin and began twisting it causing an injury.”
McMann said while detaining Lassiter so medics could evaluate her, she allegedly spit in an officer’s face twice.
“A spit mask was placed on Lassiter,” he said. “While medics were attempting evaluate her, she began racially taunting one of the medics. She was transported to Atmore Community Hospital, where she refused to cooperate and was released to the officers.”
Lassiter when then transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.