A 22-year-old Ceres woman who may have been under the influence of drugs faces charges that she attack an officer with a knife outside of the Walgreens on Hatch Road on Saturday evening.
Police were called at 9:47 p.m. about a possible theft and the odd behavior of Brittany Cox, 22, of Ceres. Store personnel had locked the doors to keep Cox outside. Officer Hector Pulido arrived and spoke to Cox who had the appearance of being in an altered mental state. As the officer went to grab her, she produced two small knives. Pulido twisted Cox's arms to force her to drop the knives as she continued to struggle under she was forced to the ground. Cox retrieved one of the knives and began swinging it at the officer as he was trying to control her by the other arm.
A citizen came up and offered to help the officer and he grabbed the knife from her grasp while the officer continued to hold her on the ground until backup arrived. Cox reportedly continued fighting and then screaming as she was being held down. Cox was placed in leg restraints and put in the back of the patrol car.
Sgt. Jose Berber said Cox squirmed out of the leg restraints and began banging her head on the Plexiglas separator. Office Pulido pulled over and called for an ambulance. She was restrained her on a gurney and loaded up into an ambulance and taken to the hospital before she could be medically cleared before booking at the County Jail.
Cox was booked for an outstanding warrant for possession of a narcotic, assault with a deadly weapon, being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.