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Bloomfield couple accused of assaulting police officer

Charlotte Bradley (Source: Stoddard County Sheriff's Office) Charlotte Bradley (Source: Stoddard County Sheriff's Office)
Zachary Birkett (Source: Stoddard County Sheriff's Office) Zachary Birkett (Source: Stoddard County Sheriff's Office)
BLOOMFIELD, MO (KFVS) -

A Bloomfield, Missouri couple are accused of assaulting a police officer.

According to police department probable cause statements, Charlotte Bradley and Zachary Birkett were arrested after assaulting a Bloomfield Police Officer.

According to the probable cause report, on October 19, Bloomfield Police Officer Brandon Cook was contacted by Birkett that he and his girlfriend Charlotte were involved in a dispute.

Officer Cook escorted Birkett to the home of Bradley to get his belongings. Once there, Cook smelled alcohol on Birkett and later from Bradley. 

As Birkett was getting his belongings out of the home, Cook was talking with Bradley. 

Cook was getting information on a warrant check, and Bradley walked off. 

After telling Bradley to come back a couple times, Cook took her left arm to prevent her from leaving. 

The statement shows, Bradley jerked her arm away and walked away again.

After a couple of attempts to stop Bradley, she knocked off officer Cook's glasses. 

Cook then performed a hip toss style take-down and took her to the ground. 

While the officer was requesting for backup, Bradley kicked the officer in the groin and his left shin, according to the statement. 

While attempting to tase her, Birkett came up and tried to block Cook from tasing her. 

Birkett grabbed Cook from behind but Cook was able to break free. Cook then tased Birkett while Bradley tried to grab Cook. Bradley then ran off but was arrested shortly after at Cook's patrol car.

Bradley and Birkett were taken to the Stoddard County Jail. Both were charged with assault on a law enforcement officer.

They are scheduled to be in court on November 6 at the Stoddard County Justice Center.

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