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Springfield Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Interfering with Officers

A Springfield woman has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of interfering with officers. Court records say that 35-year old Nina Clark was in Windsor County Superior Court Monday, answering to the single felony count and additional misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, simple assault of a police officer, disorderly conduct, and violating a court-ordered condition of pretrial release.

All these charges stem from an incident on May 14th when officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to the Daniels residence in town after a caller reported a loud argument. According to a multiple affidavits of officers who responded, they found a distraught 19-year old girl holding a picture frame who charged them with a shard of glass.

As she was being handcuffed, Clark charged in and engaged in a physical struggle with officers. She continued to resist arrest until finally subdued. She then complained of a broken knee and was brought to Springfield Hospital.

When her handcuffs were removed for X-rays, she stood up on the bed and charged at the officer. She was subdued once more and ultimately calmed down.

Clark is due back in court at a later date.

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