Maddox Macy v. State of Indiana - 4/30/14

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Wednesday  April 30, 2014 
1:00 PM  EST

1 p.m. 52A02-1309-CR-808. Lake County Government Complex Auditorium. On August 25, 2012, animal control officers in Miami County received a report that two dogs owned by Maddox Macy bit one of Macy’s neighbors.  The next morning, Officer Roger Bowland accompanied two animal control officers to Macy’s residence.  Macy was uncooperative.  Despite being asked to calm down, Macy was loud and demanded answers from the officers.  Officer Bowland threatened to arrest Macy if she did not calm down.
Officer Bowland then walked across the street to the bite victim’s house.  Macy followed down the sidewalk and began “making a scene.”  Officer Bowland arrested Macy and placed her in the front seat of his police car.  Macy opened the door of the car and continued to yell.  Officer Bowland forced Macy back into the car, but Macy refused to put her feet inside the door.  Officer Bowland had to pick up Macy’s feet and place them inside the car. Macy was convicted of disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.  Macy appeals her conviction for resisting law enforcement, arguing she did not forcibly resist.

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