Dog-attacked Lufkin woman accused of attacking officer

Jeanette Pool mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Jeanette Pool mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin woman who said she was attacked by a dog was arrested Monday night after police say she refused to be treated for the injuries by spitting at and biting an officer's hand.

According to the police report, officers responded to the 1100 block of Atkinson Drive at 7:48 p.m., in reference to a dog bite victim. Before the officer arrived, dispatched warned him that a woman had suffered bite wounds to her face and the dog was still running loose inside the residence.

In the driveway of the residence, the officer spoke with a 48-year-old man who reported that his sister, Jeanette Elayne Pool, 46, who was intoxicated, was inside the residence with the dog and that the dog was tearing up the house.

The officer followed the man to the door of the residence and the man went into the house. The officer reported the dog was still loose inside but was not aggressive toward the other people in the residence.

The officer called for animal control and, hearing the people in the house arguing with each other, told them to leave the house in order to get away from the dog. But they would not come out of the house or get control of the dog.

According to the report, the officer told everyone to send Pool out of the house so she could be treated by EMS personnel who were on the scene. The brother and Pool came out together and another person in the house shut the door so the dog could not get out. The officer saw Pool had suffered large lacerations to her upper and lower lips and she was bleeding profusely as she walked toward the officer.

When the officer spoke to Pool, she was completely uncooperative and began swinging her arms violently, according to the report. The officer then grabbed her arms to keep from being hit and being exposed to her bodily fluids, according to the report, but Pool pulled away, telling him not to touch her.

When the officer let go of her, she began walking back toward the house, but the brother, the resident of the house, was between her and the door. Pool tried to push past her brother but he stopped her, telling her that she was not going to back into the house with the dog that attacked her.

According to the report, Pool continued to try to push through her brother but he kept her away from the door. The officer said she then punched her brother in the face.

The officer immediately detained Pool and tried to take her to the EMS unit, but she continued to be uncooperative, according to the report. The officer then arrested Pool and tried to control her but she dropped herself to the ground and laid flat on her stomach, according to the report. Additional officers arrived and helped strap Pool to an EMS backboard. EMS then took Pool to the Memorial Hospital emergency room.

At the hospital, Pool continued to struggle with staff and officers while they tried to transfer her to a bed, according to the report. Pool bit one officer's hand, leaving teeth mark indentations and then she spit on him, causing saliva to enter the officer's eye and land on his face and uniform, according to the report.

After struggling with Pool for several minutes, the officers were able to restrain her to the bed and put a spit mask on her, while a nurse gave her two shots to calm her down.

The medication kicked in about 15 minutes later and Pool fell asleep.

Police arrested Pool after she was medically cleared and had woken up.

She was booked into the Angelina County Jail on charges of assault, a Class C misdemeanor; harassment of a public servant, a third-degree felony; and resisting transport, a Class A misdemeanor.

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