A Memphis woman intentionally bites an officer to infect him with HIV.
Memphis police arrested 38-year-old Dayton Smith, a woman who suffers from HIV, for numerous charges. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop; Smith was driving on expired tags, and a suspended license, and she had no insurance.
During the traffic stop, officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana emanating from her vehicle. A search of the car revealed marijuana and crack cocaine. They also recovered .2 grams of powder cocaine inside a rolled-up dollar bill.
Dayton Smith was removed from the vehicle and placed in the back of a cruiser during the search. Throughout the search, she was banging on the cruiser windows and doors, yelling that she had to use the bathroom.
When an officer opened the door to tell her that she would have to wait, she pushed away from the officers and attempted to flee. She didn’t get very far before police officers caught her. While the officers were restraining her, she bit, kicked, punched, and attempted to stab them with keys.
Officers chased after her and tackled her to the ground. Smith kept resisting, and bit one officer on the arm, breaking his skin. When taken to the hospital for treatment, she revealed she has HIV.
The officer was also taken to the hospital where he was treated for exposure to HIV. He has since been released.
Smith faces a slew of charges and is due in court. She’s being held in jail on a $50,000 bond.
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