Police: Woman swore at officers

Ayers allegedly ‘became loud, agitated’ outside a Logan hotel

A Martinsburg woman faces a list of charges after she allegedly fought with police outside a Logan Township hotel.

Stacy Ann Ayers, 33, of Martinsburg, was arrested Sunday about 5:30 p.m. after Logan Township police responded to the Altoona Grand Hotel for a report of a drunk woman who was trying to drive away in a vehicle.

When officers arrived, Ayers, who was outside and sitting on the sidewalk, allegedly “became loud and agitated” as she yelled at police and told them she was not going to cooperate, according to charges filed by Logan Township police.

Ayers allegedly dumped her purse on the sidewalk after police asked her multiple times for her identification and yelled unintelligibly at the officers.

Police said a clear plastic bag containing two marijuana pipes was among the items Ayers dumped from her purse and after she pulled her driver’s license from her wallet, Ayers allegedly threw her cellphone onto the ground multiple times. Police pointed out that Ayers said she was angry that her boyfriend wasn’t answering her calls.

Ayers was detained, and as she was led to a patrol vehicle, she stopped walking. Police said Ayers screamed and swore at officers and once in the back of the patrol vehicle, she allegedly kicked and damaged the rear passenger door window as well as the ceiling of the vehicle.

After AMED was called to the scene to check on Ayers, she allegedly spit on an officer and tried to kick EMS personnel while they tried to restrain her.

Once at UPMC Altoona, she allegedly spit on an officer and pulled a phone cord out of the wall, police said.

Ayers is now charged with felony aggravated assault along with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ayers is also charged with summary public drunkenness and harassment.

She remains free on an unsecured $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear before magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson on Aug. 29 for a preliminary hearing.

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