Ohio woman accused of biting police officer during arrest

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Carly Zinni, resisting arrest Boardman, Ohio-873777806

U.S. Marshals arrested a woman in Boardman Thursday who was recently indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on charges of assaulting a police officer and creating a ruckus with an Uber driver. 

Carly Zinni, 22, was picked up at an apartment in Boardman and taken into custody. 

According to a police report, officers on patrol May 20 on Glenwood Avenue in Boardman saw Zinni standing outside of a car and arguing with the driver. 

Police say Zinni had urinated on the front seat of the Uber driver’s car and an argument began. The driver agreed to continue to drive Zinni home only if police followed him, which they did. 

At the apartment, Zinni got into an argument with her sister and began crying hysterically. She then went into the apartment and began throwing things around and yelling at police, according to a police report. 

The officer told Zinni to go back into her apartment or she would be arrested. Police say Zinni responded by saying, “Go ahead, arrest me!” Zinni then shoved the officer, according to the report. 

As the officer began to place Zinni in handcuffs, she started kicking and screaming, the officer said. As an officer was trying to hold her, he said she turned her head and bit him on the arm, causing a cut. 

Zinni was charged with assault on a police officer, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal damaging. 

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