Small-town Kansas councilwoman bites corrections officer's thumb hard enough to break it

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 15:00:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A small-town Kansas councilwoman landed herself in more trouble after putting up a fight with deputies, according to the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were trying to arrest Carol Fowler, 48, of Huron, Kansas, on June 29 for a failure to appear warrant.

They had to use their tasers on Fowler to take her into custody and arrested her for interference with, and battery on a law enforcement officer in addition to the warrant.

Deputies didn’t need medical treatment after that incident.

She was taken to jail and remained there on a $5,000 bond, according to a department spokesperson.

A few days later, on July 2, Fowler refused to cooperate with jail workers as they tried to complete the booking process.

When officers were forced to remove jewelry and personal items from her, Fowler bit one of them on the thumb hard enough to break the bone.

Fowler is one of five council members in the town with a population of 73 people, according to the Atchison County website.