Lexington Police Officer Bitten By Alleged Prostitute

A Lexington police officer is rushed to the hospital overnight, after being injured during an arrest.

Police say an officer was trying to arrest a woman near Fourth and Race Streets early this morning for loitering for prostitution, when the suspect bit the officer.

Officer Stacy Shannon went to UK Hospital to be checked out.
Police say it was a pretty clean bite, but they want Officer Shannon to be checked out for any problems.

Police finally arrested 39-year-old Tammie Howard.

She's charged with resisting arrest, third-degree assault, and loitering for prostitution.

Howard was just released from jail on July 25th, on criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct charges.

Officer Shannon has been released from the hospital, and is recovering at home.


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  • by Tommy Location: Lexington on Aug 5, 2007 at 06:43 PM
    They should have called the K-9 unit in and let it bite the prostitute.
  • by lisa Location: london ky on Aug 5, 2007 at 05:47 PM
    she does look like a pit bull ...pit bulls are known for being aggressive and will eventually bite !
  • by joly Location: paintsville on Aug 5, 2007 at 04:17 AM
    where did she bite him, uh!
  • by DC Location: ST LOUIS on Aug 4, 2007 at 07:49 AM
    ARE YOU SURE SHE IS A WOMEN? HER PICTURE LOOKS LIKE MAN TRYING TO BE A WOMEN.
  • by whitebass Location: richmond on Aug 4, 2007 at 04:44 AM
    Has she had her rabies shots?
  • by mark Location: lexington, on Aug 3, 2007 at 12:05 PM
    all I have to say is "Wow what a babe, lexington prostitutes are looking classier all the time. Hope the officer had is rabies shots.
  • by LL Location: Fleming on Aug 3, 2007 at 11:27 AM
    How many times is this woman going to be arrested for prostitution. She has been in the FC jail numerous times for prostitution. She is not a clean woman. But she will be out in a couple of days and get arrested again and be right back in.. am I the only one who sees a problem with this?
  • by Heather Location: KY on Aug 3, 2007 at 09:28 AM
    There is no telling what this officer could end up with after being bitten by this freak! I hope he is okay. They should lock her up and throw away the key! She is a piece of trash!
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on Aug 3, 2007 at 06:39 AM
    She sounds like a real class act.

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