Woman arrested for spitting on 2 Odessa police officers

Woman arrested for spitting on 2 Odessa police officers
Joni Gist (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One woman is facing several charges following an argument in Odessa on Thursday.

Odessa police were called out to the Family Dollar on East 42nd Street in reference to a disturbance.

According to the report, the complainant said that a woman was arguing with employees

When officers arrived, they made contact with Joni Gist, 45, who was intoxicated.

Police said after Gist was placed into custody for public intoxication, she began to resist the officers by pulling away and kicking them in the stomach in knee.

The report also stated that Gist spit in the face of one officer and another officer felt spit on his forehead and hair.

Another officer attempted to help and that officer was also spit on as well.

Gist is charged with two counts of harassment of a public servant, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

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