Salisbury woman stopped for expired tag, lies to police is Tasered for resisting
Police say they had to Taser a Salisbury woman after she resisted officers who tried to arrest her following a Saturday night traffic stop.
Stephanie Cecilia Bailey, 25, of the 1600 block of 2nd St., is charged with two counts of resist, obstruct, delay an officer; two counts of failure to appear; and one count of driving while license revoked, all misdemeanors.
Salisbury police stopped a Ford Explorer at Statesville Boulevard and Brandon Drive around 9:30 p.m. when an officer noticed the vehicle had an expired tag. The officer asked for a driver’s license. A report said the driver, later identified as Bailey, told officers she left her purse at home with her license inside it. She told police her name was Ebonee Bailey, which police discovered was not true.
An officer searched the vehicle’s registration information and learned it belonged to Stephanie Bailey. The officer asked Bailey why she gave false information. She replied it was because she knew her license was suspended, the report said.
According to the report, Bailey was asked three times to get out of her vehicle. She cursed at officers and pushed away from officers who tried to handcuff her. She was shocked with a Taser when she did not comply.
Bailey was released after posting a $5,000 secured bond.
She has previously been convicted of disorderly conduct, resisting an officer and using profane, harassing or threatening language, all misdemeanors.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.
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