An Oklahoma County deputy Tased and arrested a combative tambourine-playing trespasser at an Edmond church, a sheriff’s office spokesman said.
Wednesday evening at about 7 p.m. an off-duty Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office deputy was told by staff at Victory Church, 1515 N. Kelly Avenue, that a woman was causing a disturbance with a tambourine in the building, said sheriff’s office spokesman Mark Myers.
After staff asked the woman, who was not a member of the church, to leave, an off-duty deputy working security at the church also asked her to leave, Myers said. Again she refused, he said.
When the deputy walked the woman outside she tried to re-enter the building, Myers said. At one point she staggered and her speech was slurred. During an altercation she was combative, Myers said.
After the deputy ordered the woman to get down on the ground and she refused, the deputy used pepper spray, then a Taser, Myers said.
The woman said she was using a prescription pain medication, Myers said. The deputy found a pill on the woman, he said.
Myers said Vickey Sue Beyersdorfer, 50, of Edmond, was arrested on complaints of trespassing, resisting a police officer, possessing a controlled dangerous substance without a valid prescription and public intoxication. She was booked into the county jail. Bond was set at $4,000.
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