CLINTON — A Clinton woman is facing three misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged assault.

Rosalin M. Aadland, 39, 430 Seventh Ave. South, Apt. D, is charged with assault on persons in certain occupations, a serious misdemeanor, and interference with official acts and public intoxication, both simple misdemeanors. She was arrested Tuesday in the 400 block alley between Seventh and Eighth avenues south. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 14 at 9:15 a.m.

According to the affidavit, on Tuesday, at approximately 4:10 p.m., Hy-Vee employees called the Clinton Police Department regarding a shoplifting offense in progress. While the officer was en route, Hy-Vee employees called and said the suspect had left and gone across the street and into Walgreens at 806 S. Fourth St. While still on the way, Walgreens’ employees called stating the suspect from Hy-Vee was attempting to steal alcohol from there. An officer arrived in the area and tried to make contact with the suspect in the 400 block of Eighth Avenue South.

The affidavit states the female subject matched the description given by both stores. An officer tried to detain the female but she allegedly refused to comply with verbal commands to stop. The female walked between houses toward the 400 block alley between Seventh and Eighth avenues south. The officer found the female who initially identified herself as Rosalin Schmallfeldt. A separate officer arrived and was able to identify the female was Rosalin Aadland from past contacts. The officer was sent to speak with employees at Walgreens who advised Aadland had allegedly stuffed a $10 bottle of wine down her pants and tried to walk out of the store without paying for it.

She was stopped by an employee and told to return the bottle of wine. Aadland removed the wine from her pants and set it down and walked out on foot. Walgreens did not want to pursue theft charges.

The affidavit continues the officer returned where a separate officer was speaking with Aadland. The officer asked Aadland how much she had to drink and she allegedly said she had four 12 ounce bottles of beer and also admitted to taking several medications that, based on the officer’s experience and training, should not normally be mixed with alcohol. The officer could allegedly smell a strong odor of ingested alcoholic beverages on her breath and person. Her eyes were allegedly bloodshot, watery and glassed-over looking. The officer had spoken to Aadland on multiple occasions and had seen her both intoxicated and sober.

The officer noticed Aadland’s speech was distinctively slurred and she allegedly appeared impaired. The officer had Aadland perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, which she failed with the maximum score of six. Aadland said she could not take any balance tests and the officer noticed she had difficulty maintaining her balance. The officer asked Aadland to take a preliminary breath test, which she refused.

The affidavit states the officer told Aadland she was under arrest for public intoxication. The officer instructed Aadland to turn around and place her hands behind her back. Aadland allegedly said no and refused to turn around. The officer walked around Aadland and tried to handcuff her but she allegedly pulled away from the officer’s grasp and tried to fight her way free. The officer had to place Aadland against a building to gain leverage and control. The officer was able to get Aadland and when he tried to lead Aadland to the squad car for transport she reared away from the officer and allegedly kicked him with her right foot, striking him along the lower belt line and in the groin, according to the affidavit. The officer regained control over Aadland and led her to the squad car with assistance from another officer.

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