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Columbia police arrest woman, accused of assaulting officers

Columbia police arrested Katie Gallup early Friday morning after they said they were informed of a heavily intoxicated female.

Police said they were flagged down in the area of Hitt Street and Cherry Street and were warned that Gallup may have been trying to drive while heavily intoxicated.

Police said when they made contact with Gallup, she refused to exit the her car.

Gallup eventually got out of her vehicle and proceeded to threaten assaulting the officers, police said.

Police said Gallup proceeded to assault a man who was attempting to keep her from driving.

When officers arrested Gallup she began swinging at one of them, striking him in the chest and kicking him in the knee, police said.

Police said Gallup kicked another officer and struck him in the shins and in the groin.

Officers said when they were taking her to the Boone County Jail, she threatened the officer’s life and the lives of the officer’s family.

Gallup was arrested and faces possible charges of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and peace disturbance.

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