24-year-old Laquitta Fields was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting official detention after she attempted to walk away from officers during a traffic stop and kicked an officer while being detained.
On September 27th, Memphis Police Officer Antonio Anthony was on routine patrol when he observed Laquitta Fields driving a 2004 Chevy Avalanche with an expired temporary tag. Fields was not wearing her seatbelt at the intersection of Mendenhall and Knight Arnold Road where officers initiated the traffic stop. She pulled into the driveway of 5359 Fontana Avenue. As officers approached Fields, she asked what was the reason for the traffic stop. Officers gave her an explanation and she then became irate. She then raised the garage door and attempted to walk in. Officers stopped her from entering the residence after resisting their commands.
Officers cuffed Fields and began walking her to the patrol car where she kicked the outside of the car several times and then kicked one of the officers in an effort to resist being placed into custody. After the officers placed her into the back of the vehicle, she repeatedly kicked the windows in the back of the squad car. Fields was checked in the system and results showed that she had a revoked driver’s license, along with no proof of insurance, and expired tags.
Laquitta Fields was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assault, driving on a suspended license, violation of vehicle registration, resisting official detention, and violation of the seatbelt law. Her bond was set at $1,000.