A woman was arrested at a New Liberty Way, Braselton, residence on charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction when she wouldn’t leave officers alone while they were trying to arrest someone else after a foot chase.
According to a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy was assisting Braselton police with an incident where the driver jumped out of a vehicle and ran after being stopped for failure to yield. The chase apparently ended at the New Liberty Way residence where the driver was staying.
He was caught only wearing a pair of green boxers and a white tee shirt, the report states, so officers asked him if he would like to put on pants. The walked him back to the door, where Merliee Nation, 45, appeared. She allowed the officers to come inside and while they were assisting the driver with a pair of pants, she walked up and said, “Y’all can’t arrest him he didn’t do anything,” according to the report. As she was talking, she reached toward one of the officer’s back with her right hand, a deputy wrote.
The deputy pushed her hand away and advised her to back up. She was standing about a foot in front of the deputy while holding a beer in her hand. When the deputy pushed her hand down and told her to back up, he reportedly said she would hit him in the head.
She was arrested and her beer was taken away. As she was being handcuffed, she said, “You can’t arrest me, I’m in my own home,” according to the report.
She was taken to jail and charged with obstruction and disorderly conduct.