A woman is accused of assaulting a police officer after refusing to leave a Bristol bar while authorities were investigating an attack at the establishment that left a man bleeding early Saturday morning, police said.
Police arrested Stashia M. Luddy, 27, of Bristol, in the incident, which happened at West End Café on 8 Divinity Street in Bristol. The bar's permit holder Howard "Paris" Allison, 37, of Bristol was also charged with obstructing the investigation, police said.
Police responded at about 1:45 a.m. on Saturday to investigate a report that a man was assaulted. When officers arrived, they noticed large groups of people in front of the bar, West End Pizza Restaurant and on Laundry Street in the area, police said. They found a man bleeding inside the business.
Staff and officers asked Luddy to leave, but she refused so police arrested her, police said. Then she attacked a Bristol officer and threatened "bodily harm" to another police officer, police said.
It took 10 officers to diffuse the disturbance, police said.
Police charged Luddy with first-degree criminal trespass, assault on a police officer, interfering with a police officer, second-degree breach of peace and second-degree threatening. Luddy also faces a separate charge of assault on emergency personnel
Officers said that Allison, the bar's permit holder, blocked their investigation into the assault, so police charged him with interfering with an officer and disorderly conduct.
Police are holding Luddy in custody on a $75,000 bond and Allison on a $25,000 surety bond until their court appearances Monday in Bristol Superior Court.