|Calhoun Democrat Party chairperson Shirley Ann Ball of Bull River Road was arrested by the Grantsville Police Department about 1 a.m. Sunday in Grantsville and charged with battery on an officer and obstructing an officer.|
Ball, who is an active civic volunteer, was taken to Central Regional Jail, after which she was released on bond.
Patrolman J. R. Garrett, in a criminal complaint, said he heard two subjects just outside his office in a "yelling manner," and when investigating "observed a female subject to be impaired."
The complaint says that when officer Garrett approached Ball he observed "the smell of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath."
"When I attempted to give her a citation for public intoxication, she began to walk away...when stopped she pointed a finger in my face," Garrett said.
"I then told her not to put a finger in my face, she slapped my arm in a hitting manner. When the hand restraints were applied, she began to turn away in a running manner," according to the complaint.
Ball was earlier involved with her son and another family member in a fight at the Millstone Inn, where her son was severely beaten.
State Police investigated the incident and are yet to charge anyone related to the incident.
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