Sheriff’s Office: Kings County woman recklessly driving U-Haul becomes combative during arrest
ABOVE: Amanda Hulett booking photo | Kings County Sheriff’s Office
A Kings County woman was recently arrested after an enforcement stop spiraled out of control, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
On the night of Tuesday, September 7, a patrol deputy reportedly witnessed a U-Haul being driven recklessly with the loading ramp unsecured and dragging on the road. The deputy followed the U-Haul, watching as it pulled into a gas station and nearly struck other vehicles with the ramp.
After pulling in behind the U-Haul and conducting an enforcement stop, the driver — later identified as Amanda Hulett — got out of the vehicle and confronted the deputy, refusing to identify herself or cooperate in general. When the deputy attempted to put her in handcuffs, Hulett reportedly became combative and had to be brought to the ground, where she continued to twist and struggle.
As the deputy was trying to place Hulett in cuffs, a crowd formed and began recording the incident with their phones, all the while yelling obscenities at the deputy. Tribal Security Officers ultimately had to be called to the scene to assist in properly taking Hulett into custody. The deputy reportedly sustained minor injuries as a result of the scuffle.
Hulett was later discovered to have four active warrants out for her arrest including charges of auto theft, battery against a spouse, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. She was booked on these warrants as well as new charges of resisting arrest, obstructing an executive officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $180,000.