25-year-old Charnika Braden was charged with two counts of assault on an officer, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, and resisting arrest after responding officers demand her to get rid of a knife and she chose to throw it towards her sister instead.
On March 30th, officers were dispatched to a residence on Fairfield Avenue in regard to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the officers observed Braden on the porch with a stick and knife in her hands while Daniel Adkerson and Charnika’s sister Reketia Braden were posted beside their vehicle. When the officers attempted to make contact with Charnika they told her to put down the items. This prompted her to hurl the stick and knife at Daniel and Reketia who were forced to dodge behind their vehicle. Another affidavit explained that at some point the two officers who initially responded had called for the back-up of another unit.
When the second unit arrived, Officer Simon noted that Charnika had been handcuffed. Officers Adam Warren and Derek Sibley explained that she had kicked both of them in the stomach and legs during their attempt to arrest her. A witness corroborated this account. Two officers were required to place Charnika into a police vehicle and during their attempts, she again kicked Officer Sibley and spit in his face. During her transport to booking, Charnika spewed sputum all over the back of the car. The vehicle was removed from patrol until it was cleaned and sanitized of biological fluids.
Charnika Braden was charged with two counts of assault on an officer, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, and resisting arrest. Her bond was set at $15,000.