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Waco Officer Assaulted

WACO - A 33-year-old woman who police say was stealing phone cards from a Waco store, now faces charges of assault on a public servant after she fought with an officer who tried to arrest her.

Waco officers responded to the Target on Bosque at 1:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, about a theft. Officers discovered that Tamara Sims had been stealing phone cards from Target.

Police say Sims fought with an officer as he tried to arrest her in the parking lot. Sims is accused of hitting the officer in the face and scratching him, causing a large scratch on the officer's arm.

Sims was arrested and taken to jail after the officer had to use his Taser to get her under control. She is charged with theft under $50 and assault on a public servant.

The injured officer was treated at the scene by ETMC.
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