Salisbury woman charged with assaulting officer, paramedics

Published 11:18 am Friday, February 22, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman was charged Thursday with assaulting a police officer and two paramedics who were taking her to the hospital. According to police reports, the woman slapped, kicked and bit the first responders.

Police charged Shalon Shantell Shaver, 42, of the 2200 block of Woodleaf Road, with felony assault with intent to seriously injure an officer; misdemeanor simple assault; and felony assault on emergency personnel.

A neighbor at Holly Leaf apartment complex saw Shaver unconscious on the floor of her apartment and called 911, a police report said.

A NuCare ambulance arrived to take Shaver to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. While en route, Shaver began screaming and cursing, the report said. She slapped a paramedic in the face and kicked another in the face. One of the medics had a bite mark on the elbow.

The ambulance stopped on Mahaley Avenue near Park Road to wait for police officers, officials said.

When an officer arrived at the scene, Shaver scratched the officer twice on the face, the report said.