Boynton woman arrested for second alleged attack on police in past month

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A 20-year-old woman with a recent history of alleged confrontations with police has been arrested again after she allegedly kicked and spat on police officers following her attack on a Boynton Beach Publix employee.

Police arrested Elizabeth Kathleen Nye, of Boynton Beach, Saturday on 12 counts of battery on a law-enforcement officer and one count each of aggravated battery and resisting arrest with violence.

She was being held at the Palm Beach County Jail Monday in lieu of $42,000 bail.

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It is the second time within the past month that Nye has been accused of battery on a law-enforcement officer. On May 25, she was arrested for allegedly spitting on, kicking and scratching Boynton police officers while her unconscious boyfriend was being treated for a reported drug overdose.

After that incident, Nye was released under supervision. A judge ordered that she go to a sober home and avoid alcohol and non-prescribed drugs, according to court records.

According to police, Nye went to the Publix at 4770 N. Congress Ave. at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday to get money from a Western Union transfer. She walked away from the counter, prompting a Publix employee to tell Nye the transaction would have to be canceled if she left before it was finished.

Nye allegedly became irate and told the employee to “have a nice (expletive) day.” She picked up a stapler from the counter and threw it at the employee’s chest, police said.

Police were given Nye’s description and an officer spotted her in the Publix parking lot, according to an arrest report. The officer attempted to speak to Nye, who denied knowing anything about the incident. She ran away but was caught at a nearby Park Avenue BBQ restaurant a short time later.

While being taken into custody, Nye allegedly kicked an officer in his chest three times and repeatedly spat in his face.

She kicked another police officer in the chest and stomach, the report said. Nye was finally subdued and placed into a patrol vehicle.  While being transported, Nye repeatedly banged her head on the back of the police vehicle’s partition, police said.  She was again restrained, then taken to Bethesda Hospital East for medical clearance.

 

 

 

 

 

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