FRASER, MI — A routine traffic stop turned violent Saturday and led to two officers being injured while trying to subdue a suspect. Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido’s office announced multiple felony charges against Monique Darnita–Marie Moses, 35, of Detroit in connection with an incident that took place on Nov. 5.
It is alleged that Moses assaulted two officers with the Fraser Police Department after they stopped her for having expired tags on her vehicle. Police say Moses refused to cooperate with their commands and at some point put her vehicle in reverse and backed into a patrol car, narrowly missing the officers. Moses fled the scene, but officers were able to catch up to her.
As police tried to arrest her, Moses allegedly began fighting with the officers and assaulted two of them, including ripping the hair out of one of them. Both of the assaulted officers suffered “significant injuries” according to a press release from Lucido’s office.
Moses was arraigned Monday in 39th District Court on seven felony charges and two misdemeanors including one count each of assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer and assaulting/resisting/obstructing an officer causing injury. Bond was set at $100,000 cash/surety and Moses is due back in court on Nov. 15 for a probable cause conference.
“This shows the dangers our police face daily, even if what initially seems routine. We must emphasize the importance of cooperation during encounters with law enforcement. Resisting arrest and assaulting police officers not only endangers the individual involved but poses a potential threat to the safety of our community,” Lucido said.
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