Woman arrested after spitting on officer during ER disturbance

Millie Newsome
Millie Newsome

SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. — A West Virginia woman faces assault and other charges, after allegedly spitting on a police officer during a hospital rampage.

Police were called to South Williamson ARH over a report of a combative woman in the emergency room. When a state trooper arrived at the hospital, he found the woman — identified as 28-year-old Millie Newsome — walking outside, and she agreed to accompany him back into the hospital.

Once inside, the officer writes in his report for that Newsome ripped down curtains in the emergency room, then sat in the floor on her hands so as not to be handcuffed. As the officer worked to handcuff her, Newsome is accused of kicking him and hospital staff.

After being pepper-sprayed, she allegedly spit on the officer’s leg, then had to be dragged to the police car, where she allegedly began kicking windows and the roof. After another dose of pepper spray, Newsome reportedly became compliant.

She now faces assaulting an officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other charges.