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South Carolina police: Woman, 63, bites paramedic's groin, grabs deputy's taser during wild arrest

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Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office

A South Carolina woman is accused of attempting to take a police deputy's taser and then biting a paramedic's groin during a wild arrest.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has charged Gina Darlene McGehee, 63, with several charges including third-degree assault and battery, unlawful conduct towards a child, and assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, WCSC-TV reported.

Investigators said the incident occurred last month when McGehee left a family member at the Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston after she claimed that person had taken a phone and used it to look up inappropriate images.

According to WCSC, on the morning of Dec. 28, sheriff's deputies responded after a person was left at the center by his legal guardian, later identified as McGehee. When deputies called McGehee and told her she needed to come back to the center and resolve the issue, she told them, "I'm not going back there, he's your problem now."

McGehee also reportedly told the deputies, "Well then send a cop to come take me to jail because I'm not going back."

A warrant for McGehee's arrest was issued after authorities made multiple unsuccessful attempts to get her to come back to the detention center.

The sheriff's office said that once McGehee finally did return to the jail, she became loud and boisterous as police read her Miranda rights. Police said she attempted to resist arrest.

During the altercation, investigators say McGehee grabbed a deputy's taser and pulled it out of his holster. "I don't know what I'm grabbing, but I'm going to use it," McGehee allegedly said.

A deputy managed to knock the taser out of McGehee's hand and place her under arrest and into a patrol car, authorities said. Once inside the vehicle, McGehee allegedly continued to resist arrest and held her breath in what the sheriff's office said was an attempt to make herself pass out.

EMS units were called to the scene and McGehee was placed on a stretcher.

Then, WCSC reports that when medics woke McGehee, she allegedly leaned over and bit a paramedic in the groin area.

The report says that McGehee was transported to Medical University South Carolina for evaluation and later transported to jail.

The paramedic was not identified as either male or female by the report. It is not immediately clear whether the paramedic was injured by the alleged bite to the groin.

According to the sheriff's office, McGehee posted bond and was released from jail. She is due to appear in court in February.

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