A Union woman ended up under arrest for allegedly biting a man in the chest and then sending her automobile crashing into a neighbor’s fence.
Tammy Lynn Sanders, 31, 120 Malone Avenue, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with criminal domestic violence and malicious damage.
The incident report states an officer was called to 201 Westview Drive Thursday night in reference to some damaged property. While investigating that incident, the officer also spoke with the criminal domestic violence victim who said that earlier that evening he and Sanders had gotten into an argument at their home at 120 Malone Avenue because he refused to buy her more alcohol due to her already being heavily intoxicated. The man said Sanders also wanted him to take riding around town which he refused to do so, causing her to become very irate and began arguing more. He said he left the residence for a while in the hope that Sanders would calm down.
When he returned, the victim said Sanders was still angry and was breaking window panes out of the back door. He said she was also throwing dishes from inside the house into the yard causing them to break. The victim said he again left the residence to look for Sanders’ father to advise him they needed to get her professional help for her alcohol abuse.
By the time he returned to the house, the victim said Sanders had calmed down and again asked him to take her riding. The victim said he borrowed a family member’s car to take Sanders riding in the hope that it would keep her calm for a while. Before they could leave, the victim said Sanders began cursing him and then ripped his shirt and bit him on the right side of the chest.
A short time later Sanders again calmed down and the victim said he again decided to take her for a ride. As they were riding around, the victim said Sanders again became irate, so he decided to take the car back to the family member he’d borrowed it from. He said Sanders became so angry that she kept trying to knock the vehicle out of gear in an attempt to make the vehicle roll off.
Once he got her out of the vehicle, the victim said Sanders went into their residence and he walked down to a nearby convenience store to buy cigarettes. When he returned to his residence, the victim said he noticed his van had been knocked out of gear and rolled into a neighbor’s fence.
The report states the officer photographed the broken glass, broken dishes and damage to the residence as well as the victim’s torn shirt and the bite mark on his chest. The victim then provided a written statement about the incident.
Sanders was placed under arrest for malicious damage in connection with the initial call the officer was dispatched on and also charged with criminal domestic violence. She was the transported to jail where the report states she told the officer that the victim had hit her in the head with a cast iron frying pan and had scratched her arms.
The officer photographed the top of Sanders’ head where she said she’d been hit with the frying pan, but the report states the officer didn’t marks, bumps or bruises that would corroborate her claim. He did, however, photograph scratches on her arm that the report states would have occurred when she was breaking the glass panes out of the back door of her residence.
A separate report filed by the responding officer deals with the charge of malicious damage filed against Sanders.
The report states the victim told the officer that he was at his home at 201 Westview Drive getting ready for bed when he heard his dogs barking outside. The victim said he went outside to see what they were barking about and that was when he noticed Sanders opening the back hatch of her mini-van which was parked in her yard. He said he could hear Sanders using a lot of profane language while she was outside. The man said he then saw her climb into the van through the rear hatch and make her way to the front. He said while she was in the vehicle he saw the brake light come on.
The victim said he then went to his back deck to smoke a cigarette and while standing there he noticed Sanders standing in the roadway watching her van roll into his chain link fence, knocking it down and damaging his extension ladder which was laying beside the fence. He then watched as Sanders went back into her house as if nothing had happened. The man said he then went to Sanders’ house and asked her why she’d deliberately damaged his property. He said she told him she didn’t know what he was talking about. It was then the victim said he called the police.
While photographing the scene, the report states the officer noticed the shift lever inside the mini-van was in a neutral position but the keys weren’t inside the vehicle. The officer then questioned Sanders about the incident and she told him she didn’t know what he was talking about. It was then that the officer questioned the criminal domestic violence victim which in turn led to Sanders being charged in both incidents.