LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- Verlinda Lorane Savage is facing multiple charges after tangling with the police.

LaFollette Police Officer Timothy Collingsworth responded to a disturbance call on March 22 around 7 pm at Garden Lane Apartments.

Savage had allegedly assaulted numerous people; she was also causing a disturbance by yelling and cursing. When Collingsworth arrived, he could hear a female yelling and saw her near another officer, according to a report from the LaFollette Police Department.

Officer Collingsworth could allegedly smell alcohol on Savage. She also had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Savage couldn’t explain why she was outside yelling. Savage appeared to calm down for a moment, then began yelling again. She allegedly told Officer Collingsworth she loved him and asked if she could touch him; he said “no, you cannot.”  She then started yelling again and moved her feet into an aggressive stance. At this point, Collingsworth detained Savage. She was placed in handcuffs and walked to the door of Collingsworth’s patrol vehicle. As he opened the door, she turned sideways, placing one leg towards the vehicle, and refused to enter. She then tried to hook her other leg around Collingsworth’s right leg. He then placed her in the vehicle. When another officer was moving her legs into the car is when Savage allegedly began kicking at him. She landed two of the kicks—the first to his chest and the second to his head. Once in the car, Savage allegedly continued shouting and cursing. She was also cursing the jail staff and threatened to strike them.

Savage, 52, 131 Del Rio Lane, LaFollette was charged with assault (police), resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.