Woman accused of throwing deodorant at officer, spitting in his eye

SPOKANE, Wash. --  A woman is in jail facing assault charges after a Spokane Police officer said she threw a deodorant can at him and spit in his face. 

Court documents said the officer tried to stop Imari Blanchard, 25, while she was walking near Cook and Hartson on November 14. The officer said he recognized her from numerous contacts. He said he knew she was wanted for a Department of Corrections escape warrant and a third degree assault warrant.

According to court records, when the officer got out of his car, Blanchard threw a deodorant can at him, missing him by a few inches. She was then placed in handcuffs.

When the officer had her sit down in the back of his patrol car, she spit in his right eye, court document said.

Blachard was booked into the Spokane County Jail for both of the warrants and two more third degree assault charges. She is being held on $15,000 bond.
 

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