LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A woman is in custody after she allegedly attempted to slash a police deputy who stopped her from walking down the middle of a road Saturday night.
Angela Marie Marciniak, of Winfield, was allegedly walking along East Highway 47 when police received calls that she had almost caused several traffic collisions. An officer arrived to the scene and attempted to guide the suspect safely to the side of the roadway. Police said Marciniak appeared confused and eventually walked to the side of the road.
Once Marciniak was in front of the patrol vehicle, she became very defensive, began stuttering and walked back onto the road, police said. When the deputy grabbed Marciniak to pull her away from oncoming traffic, the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and cut the deputy's left forearm and torso area of his bulletproof vest but did not penetrate his skin.
According to police, Marciniak attempted to slash the deputy several more times before dropping the knife.
After a short struggle, the suspect was taken into custody and police found a glass pipe with black residue on her, which may indicate recent heroin usage, police said.
Marciniak is charged with first-degree felony assault on a law enforcement officer and is currently being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond. Police said there are multiple warrants for Marciniak's arrest in St. Charles and Pike County.
The deputy received minor injuries during the incident.