A Hankamer woman, allegedly on Phencyclidine, or PCP, was arrested after assaulting a Chambers County Sheriff’s deputy.

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday, his office received a physical disturbance call and deputies went to the 300 block of Speights Road in Hankamer. 

Deputies then located Telicia Butler of Hankamer walking away from the residence where the physical disturbance had been taking place.

“The deputy tried to make contact with Butler, who was screaming irately in the street,” Hawthorne said. “The deputy attempted to place Butler into handcuffs to gain control of her. Butler wouldn’t obey our deputy’s commands and physically resisted the deputy.”

Hawthorne said while the deputy was attempting to gain control of Butler, she struck him in the head multiple times using her fists. 

“The deputy then tased Butler, which, after being tased, she became compliant and was placed into handcuffs,” Hawthorne said. 

The deputy had minimal injuries and did not go to the hospital, Hawthorne said.

Butler was arrested and transported to the Chambers County Jail for assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony with a $30,000 bond. 

She was also charged with resisting arrest, search, or transport, a misdemeanor with a $4,000 bond set by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Yale Devillier. Hawthorne added Butler was still in jail as of Thursday afternoon. 

Hawthorne said Butler admitted she was on PCP.

“She and others told us she was on it,” Hawthorne said. “It is bad stuff.”

PCP and heroin are becoming more popular in Chambers County, Hawthorne said.

“We are starting to see it more in Southeast Texas than we have in the last few years,” Hawthorne said. “We are hoping it is not an epidemic and we are doing our best to make sure it is not.”

Lt. Steve Dorris, Baytown police spokesman, said a person on PCP shows up once in a while in the city.

“We come across it from time to time. But, it is not extremely prevalent that we know of, but it is out there,” Dorris said. “It is a dissociative anesthetic, so the people on it generally do not feel pain. They are like monsters sometimes. I have seen people get tased on PCP and it has zero effect. It just depends on the saturation level of PCP in their blood.” 

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