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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:22 pm

A 40-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly assaulted an Odessa Police Department officer while responding to a disturbance call.

Shaunte Paredes Galan was charged with assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony, resisting arrest, search or transport, a class A misdemeanor, and interference with duties of a public servant, a class B misdemeanor.

The reported assault occurred at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Woodlawn Drive, an OPD affidavit stated.

Galan and her husband, Sammy Galan, were reportedly fighting inside their residence.

OPD officers arrived at the scene, made contact with Sammy Galan and he stated everything was OK, the affidavit detailed. Shaunte Galan came to the front door screaming at officer that she was OK and officers needed to leave the property.

Galan reportedly refused to let OPD officers check the status of the remaining people inside the residence. She reportedly closed the front door on OPD officer’s right foot and then she started walking to the back bedroom of the residence.

OPD officers entered the residence to check the status of the other occupants, which Galan stated her daughter-in-law was in the bedroom, the affidavit stated. Galan reportedly cussed and yelled at officers to leave the residence.

Galan reportedly extended her right arm and pushed one of the OPD officers in the center of his chest. Galan also resisted arrest after she had assaulted the officer.

Galan was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. She has three bonds totaling $30,500 and was still in custody of a Wednesday afternoon, jail records show.

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