The Edmond Sun

October 7, 2013

Police: Arrest involves intoxicated woman in street

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A woman walking on an Edmond street was arrested on complaints including public intoxication and child endangerment, a police officer reported.

On Friday, Police Officer Jason Roach was dispatched to the 900 block of Mesa Trail in reference to a resident returning home and finding a vehicle parked in the middle of their yard, Roach stated in his incident report.

At the scene, a witness pointed to a female holding a baby while she was walking in traffic, trying to flag down passing vehicles; she was walking in a 45 mph speed zone, Roach stated. Her symptoms included visible shaking and perspiring heavily, and she wanted to get out of the area, Roach stated.

Roach stated that during the stop, the female did not cooperate and that she became physical with him, including attempting to grab his apparently holstered stun gun.

Roach stated he began to medically treat the female because she appeared to be hallucinating and he believed she may have been using “bath salts.” EMSA and Edmond Fire Department personnel arrived and treated the baby; earlier a fellow officer had wrapped a towel around the child, Roach stated.

Bath salts, illegal under state law, are synthetic drugs like “K2,” “Spice” and “Ivory Wave,” which are just as dangerous or deadly as street drugs, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

Desiree Nicole McCubbin, 22, of Edmond, was arrested on state-level complaints of public intoxication, obstruction and child endangerment — a felony under state law, Roach stated. She was booked into the county jail Saturday and was being held on an $11,500 bond, according to jail records.