Charleston, SC – A Charleston woman is behind bars after she attempted to abandon a child at the county jail and then stole a deputy’s Taser and bit a paramedic in the crotch.
The incident occurred on the morning of Dec. 28 when 63-year-old Gina Darlene McGehee dropped a juvenile family member of whom she had guardianship off at Charleston county jail, WCSC reported.
McGehee told deputies at the Al Cannon Detention Center that the child had taken her cell phone from her car and used it to look up inappropriate pictures months earlier.
Charleston County sheriff’s deputies said they contacted McGehee multiple times and told her to come back and pick up the child, WCSC reported.
“I’m not going back there, he’s your problem now,” she reportedly told them.
When deputies advised McGehee that she couldn’t legally dump the child at the jail, she told them. ”Well then send a cop to come take me to jail because I’m not going back,” according to WCSC.
Deputies ultimately had to get a warrant for the woman’s arrest in order to get her to return to the detention facility.
The sheriff’s department said that McGehee finally returned to the county jail, WCSC reported.
But Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) officials said when deputies tried to read McGehee her Miranda rights, she became loud and obnoxious and resisted arrest.
During the altercation that ensued, McGehee stole a deputy’s Taser out from his holster, WCSC reported.
”I don’t know what I’m grabbing, but I’m going to use it,” McGehee reportedly told the deputies.
A deputy was able to knock the Taser out of the woman’s hand and place her in handcuffs, WCSC reported.
But then when deputies put the woman into the back of the patrol vehicle, she held her breath until she made herself pass out.
Deputies called an ambulance.
When an ambulance arrived, paramedics placed McGehee on a stretcher and revived her, WCSC reported.
Deputies said McGehee woke up, leaned over, and bit one of the paramedics in the groin area, according to the arrest report.
She was taken to Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for an evaluation and then taken to jail by deputies, WCSC reported.
McGehee was booked into the detention center on multiple charges that included third-degree assault and battery, unlawful conduct towards a child, and assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest.