Parsons police arrested a woman Wednesday night after she allegedly broke several windows on a house and then assaulted an officer trying to arrest her.

The incident happened at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of Crawford. The woman, Latavah Dunn, 19, reportedly broke windows in a house.

Officers heard breaking glass and ran to investigate when they arrived. They found Dunn standing next to the house with blood running down her face. She had apparently broken several windows while in a rage. Dunn was first asked what was going on. She ignored officers and walked away. Officers attempted to arrest Dunn for criminal damage but she allegedly assaulted them. Dunn hit and kicked officers and in the fray one officer sustained an injury. Dunn was arrested and placed in a patrol car, where she damaged police equipment as well. Dunn was treated for her injuries.

The injured officer was treated and released from the emergency room and is expected to make a full recovery. 

Dunn was arrested on suspicion of three counts of criminal damage, aggravated battery on an officer, disorderly conduct and interference with a law officer. 

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, “We are lucky that this ended without serious injury to anyone. Police are often presented very limited options to resolve conflicts and must make split-second decisions. These officers were confronted with a violent subject that refused to cooperate and was still able to make a solid arrest. We are thankful that the officer will make a full recovery and look forward to the officer’s return to duty status.” 

This continues to be an ongoing investigation and citizens are encouraged to “see it, hear it, report it.” Anyone with further information on this incident or any other criminal activity can contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060, call the tip line at 421-7057 or email

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