OC woman facing aggravated assault, other charges

From staff reports

An Oil City woman is facing charges that accuse her of trying to bite a state trooper who was attempting to arrest her while she appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Franklin state police said they received a call at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday that Lisa Marie Allmendinger, 29, was covered in blood and causing damage to landscaping at a residence on Congress Drive in Oil City.

When police arrived and approached Allmendinger, she “became combative and charged” a trooper, according to a criminal complaint filed by state police.

She grabbed the trooper’s arm so he pushed her back and used a Taser on her, which seemed to have “little to no effect” on her, the complaint said. The trooper used the Taser again and a second trooper was able to handcuff her, according to the complaint.

Allmendinger tried to bite the trooper who was handcuffing her, the complaint said.

Allmendinger later calmed down after she was handcuffed and apologized for trying to bite the trooper, the complaint said.

Police asked her how she had injured her head and leg and she told them a friend’s dog bit her in the head and that she didn’t know how she injured her leg, according to the complaint.

The complaint noted that she appeared to be under the influence of drugs and that her breath smelled strongly of an intoxicating beverage.

She was taken to UPMC Northwest for treatment of her injuries and was medically cleared by staff and then taken to the Venango County jail, the complaint said.

Allmendinger has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault, misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and summary counts of criminal mischief and public drunkenness.

She was arraigned before district judge Andrew Fish and confined to the county jail after being unable to post bail.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Central Court.