Friendswood woman accused of biting officer
A Friendswood woman is accused of biting an officer who tried to keep her from swallowing pills police had spotted as she was being booked into the city jail.
Originally arrested on a misdeameanor charge of failing to stop and give information after a wreck, Anna Sporleder, 30, now faces three additional felony charges, including assault on a public servant.
Friendswood police gave the following account of the incident:
On Monday, Sporleder was involved in an accident in the 1500 block of South Friendswood Drive but drove away. The other driver pulled her over five blocks away, and she tried to flee again but a Friendswood firefighter took her keys until police arrived.
As she was booked into the Friendswood jail, Sporleder dropped a Vicodin pill on the floor, prompting a search by a female police officer that also turned up Soma. A struggle followed, and Sporleder popped several pills in her mouth. As the officer tried to keep the prisoner from swallowing them, she got bit in the hand. The bite caused soreness but didn't pierce the officer's glove, and Sporleder was unsuccessful in swallowing the evidence.
In a news release, police said they were "at a loss" to explain why Sporleder tried to swallow the evidence when it had already been found.
Bond was set for $10,000 for the felony charge of assault on a public servant and $1,000 for the misdemeanor charge of failure to stop and give information. Sporleder also faces two aditional felony charges of possession of a prohibited substance at a correctional facility and tampering with physical evidence, each carrying a $10,000 bond.
Sporleder remains in the Friendswood jail until she can be transferred to the Galveston County Jail.
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