Woman sentenced to serve twenty years in Whitfield Co. for assaulting detention officers

Images: Whitfield Co. Jail / MGN

A woman from Dallas was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison in Whitfield County after she was convicted of assaulting two county detention officers.

Conasauga Judicial District Attorney Bert Poston said 33-year-old Robin Harper was convicted of the assault at the Whitfield County Jail on December 26th of last year.

Poston said the assault happened while the two officers were taking Harper to a padded cell. As they were approaching the cell, Harper kicked one officer in the stomach and also struck both of the officers with her handcuffs. The officers used a stun gun to subdue Harper, and then received treatment for their injuries.

Poston said Harper has had three prior felony convictions, all from Texas, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of felony assaults on detention officers.

Harper was convicted for her incident in Whitfield County on May 22nd.

Poston said her charges include aggravated assault upon a peace officer, unlawful acts of violence in a penal institution and felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Harper also pleaded guilty to unrelated charges of misdemeanor battery and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

She received twelve months concurrent time and no parole on her 20 year sentence.

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