33-year-old Princess Sanders was driving her 2016 Mazda 6 on West Trinity Ln just after midnight on Wednesday, when police say she made a turn into the Rodeway Inn without using her turn signal. An officer initiated a traffic stop, during which Princess Sanders refused to hand officers her identification, but did give them her name and DOB, which they ran through an internal computer system and discovered she had an outstanding warrant for vandalism, which was verified as active with the warrants division.
Officers informed Sanders she was under arrest and order her to step out of the vehicle. Sanders called her mother, and ignored officers orders, refusing to exit the vehicle. Eventually her mother arrived on-scene, and she agreed to exit the vehicle to be arrested by MNPD officers, placing her hands behind her back.
Once she was in handcuffs, Princess Sanders became combative and began to “spit, scream, and yell” according to an arrest warrant. A hobble restraint was placed on Sanders to keep her legs restrained. During placement, Sanders kicked officer Myriah Isles twice in her shins before being held down and buckled into the rear of the cruiser.
Princess Sanders was charged with resisting arrest, and assault of an officer, in addition to the outstanding vandalism warrant. She posted a $3,000 bond on Saturday via Wheeler Bonding. Her vandalism warrant was the result of a November 24th incident in which Sanders kicked the bumper of a 2015 Toyota RAV4, causing $400 in damage, according to witnesses.
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