23-year-old Mariah Blakenship was jailed after kicking a police officer in the groin and striking him in the face as he attempted to detain her after a fight at the Paradox Lounge on Wilma Rudolph Blvd on Feb 25th. Police say they responded to a fight in progress at the club and arrived to find Blankenship being forcefully restrained by three individuals in order to prevent any more fighting. As Clarksville Police Officer Thomas Nichols attempted to take her into custody, she kicked him in the groin and chest and used the hand that was cuffed to strike him in the face as she twisted out of his grip, with the assistance of two other people who were interfering with the arrest. She was determined to be extremely intoxicated and transported to booking after being cleared at Tennova hospital.
Blankenship was previously arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after refusing to let go of another woman’s hair after they got into an altercation leading both to be pepper-sprayed and topless.
Mariah Rosamae Blakenship of W Meadow Dr in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on February 25th, charged with simple assault against a first responder, public intoxication, and resisting arrest. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $25,000.
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