Officer assaulted while detaining woman at Williamsburg house

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A police officer was assaulted Wednesday afternoon while police were detaining a woman at a Williamsburg home.

Meghan Brook Brumgard, 35, is facing charges of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana for the Wednesday incident.

Williamsburg police responded to reports of threats and dogs at large at 12:45 p.m. at a house on Dunning Street. The caller told an officer that her neighbor — who was later identified as Brumgard — had threatened her by releasing her dogs.

Police say a plain clothes officer — who identified himself as a police officer — saw one of the dogs walking around in the caller’s yard.

He was able to retrieved the dog and take it back to Brumgard’s yard. The second was later found loose in a yard on Alice Street. This dog had reportedly entered and chicken coup and killed a chicken.

Brumgard reportedly became agitated after uniformed officers arrived to help the plain clothes officer. Police say she appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant or have a mental health issue that required treatment.

Officers heard a baby crying from inside Brumgard’s house as they continued to talk with her. Brumgard agreed to let the plain clothes officer inside after she checked on the baby.

Police say the officer saw narcotics and a firearm on a living room table and an infant laying on the couch.

Brumgard kicked an officer in the face twice as police attempted to detain her. She was then arrested for assault and taken to Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

Williamsburg Human Services was called and took custody of the child until the father could be contacted. The owner of the second dog, who is the infant’s father, relinquished the dog to animal control.

Police say additional charges are pending.