CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A Sun Valley woman has been charged with felony battery and gross misdemeanor child neglect following after she allegedly spit on a firefighter and used her fingernails to scratch a Carson City deputy in the wrist causing injury yesterday, according to Sheriff Ken Furlong.
Capri Johnson, 26, was put in jail after, according to the police report, she was passed out intoxicated with her two small children on the 1700 block of North Carson Street. Officers and fire department personnel saw the woman on the floor, and as they were checking her vitals, she spit at one of the firefighters and tried to bite him when he turned her head, according to police.
Johnson then began to twist around on the floor, Furlong says. A deputy then reached down and placed the woman's right arm in a right rear wrist lock. As the officer was placing that wrist into handcuffs, police say the woman reached back with her other hand and scratched the inside of the officer's left wrist with her fingernails, causing two scratches, one about an inch long and the other, around 2 inches. The scratches broke the skin and the officer did bleed, according to police.
Furlong says Johnson was in a room that did not belong to her. She showed up to the residence with her two small children, ages 5 and 3, and her estranged husband, according to police. While in the room, she drank vodka with her husband until she passed out, the police report states. The woman's husband left prior to arrival of deputies. He was not found, but returned to the scene shortly after Johnson was transported to the hospital for treatment. Police say he was intoxicated.
Because of her intoxication and not being able to locate a responsible person for the children, Child Protective Services was called to the scene. CPS was able to locate a person to care for the kids and released them. After Johnson was medically cleared, she was taken to jail for booking. Her bail is set at $32,500.