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11/21/2012 9:50:00 PM
Woman charged with aggravated assault after resisting arrest
Lisa Irish
The Daily Courier

Karly Ann Davidson, 21, of Prescott was booked into the Yavapai County Jail on Friday, Nov. 16, on felony charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and possession of narcotics after she reportedly tried to kick a Prescott police officer and tried to grab his gun holster when he arrested her on a felony failure to appear warrant, Prescott Police Lt. Ken Morley said.

At 3:10 p.m., when a detective and officer went to Davidson's work place, the detective told the officer he saw a woman leave through the back door of the business, according to the police report. The officer saw Davidson, asked her name and told her she was under arrest, but she started to walk away.

The officer grabbed Davidson's wrist and told her to stop, but she pulled away from him, then spun toward him and allegedly tried to grab his gun holster. The officer took Davidson to the ground, where she allegedly tried to kick him several times, and grab his gun holster again.

After the officer stunned Davidson with his Taser, she told the officer she was done fighting, and the officer handcuffed her. When the officer asked her if she knew why he was there to arrest her, Davidson said it was because she's missed drug court.

When the officer looked through her wallet for identification, he found Davidson's driver's license and a narcotic pill and narcotic film that she told him she did not have a prescription for, according to the police report.

When Davidson was taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, she tried to run out the hospital doors, saying she was leaving and going home, but an officer grabbed her by the arm.

After Davidson was released from the hospital she told another officer that she missed drug court on purpose to spend time with her boyfriend and that she was going to turn herself in to police on Monday.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012
Article comment by: @ Lotta Whiners

Yes people make good choices and people make bad choices. Only 2 choices in life which brings it down to either blessings or curses. You choosing not to care about a person, you choosing to help bring that person down more then they already are is no better then them choosing to use drugs. YOU are no better then a drug addict in fact in my book you are worse. Dont worry there is many people like you that you can rot with.

Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012
Article comment by: Lotta Whiners

Stop the pathetic whining and defending addicts. The public has been educated about alcohol and drugs since the 1960's ad nausium.

Personal choices turn people into addicts. Personal choices turn the situation around.

Hundres of Rehab facilities/programs in this area are filling the jail and court system with their failures of client recovery and are getting rich off the program.

You made the decision to be an addict when you made the decision to take drugs. Do not whine and expect society to clean up your mess.

Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Article comment by: Sheila Dennis

This makes me so sad. I have known Karly for years. She was a bright, beautiful and responsible young lady. DRUGS destroy Lives. Karly is proof. I love her and hate to see what is happening, it is not who she was. She's had much support and love. Bad choices because of drugs is what happened to her. This is happening to so many young people these days. My heart goes out to her and her family.

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012
Article comment by: @Shea LeBlanc

Wake up. Not a film, like a movie. A film that contains a narcotic that dissolves in one's mouth. Easy to carry in one's wallet.

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012
Article comment by: george papakapoulous

@PV resident - I think you have done lots and lots of drugs. You don't even know how to spell "green", which is something that you learn in kindergarten. Your sofizztikaded rant should have been blocked by the courier comment mediator. It's people like you with your garbage mentality that really make this area a crappy place to call home at times. Shame on you, why don't you go buy a prius and move to san fransisco.

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012
Article comment by: shano o

This young woman needs a doctor, not jail. Not drug court. It is a waste of tax dollars to have the criminal justice system handle medical problems like hers. With the money we have already spent arresting her, charging her, finding her for court, etc. she could have been in a very good rehab program. This must change. We will not be able to afford this in the future. It is a waste of time and money and does no one any good except the for unholy for-profit prisons.

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012
Article comment by: Dear PV Resident

I can say that I am weak because when I am weak I am strong. I was a addict for many many years made all kinds of wrong choices in my lifetime but I wouldn't change any of it if I could. It has made me who I am today and I know who I belong to today. It was because of my weakness. I dont know who you are but God does and I will be praying for you

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012
Article comment by: @ PV Resident

Since you're so strong and have NO temptation on anything in this world, never sinned in your life, never endulged in your lifetime -- Well, by golly you must be Jesus!!!!!
Man, get off of your HIGH horse that you are on because the PRIDE that you have might land you on your butt!!!!

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012
Article comment by: PV Resident

People have a choice when they are faced with their first opportunity to use drugs, they are the ones who decide if they should take it or not.

Peer pressure is a pathetic excuse for starting drug use or whatever thier excuse is, they're too weak to say NO and walk away. So because of their weakness they are now faced with the battle of addiction and recovery.

If you're too stupid not to say NO and walk away, then it's your bed you made that you have to sleep in. That's one thing I have never understood, why on Gods grean Earth would anyone be so stupid and so willing to even try drugs in the first place? What good can come from it, isn't there enough people to look at as reasons why you shouldn't try it in the first place?

I don't feel sorry for anyone who's gotten themselves into a circumstance such as this young woman has done, I feel bad that they weren't strong enough to stay away from it in the first place. I feel sorry for their family and friends who were smart enough and strong enough to say NO and walk away and now they have to watch their loved one suffer...

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: To Andrea S

Miss Andrea....

She is a good person who made a wrong choice huh? SHE GRABBED FOR A POLICE OFFICER'S GUN!!! What do you think she was going to do with it if she succeeded? Force him to have a cupcake and a glass of milk with her? No...she would have held it on him and could have shot him or someone else, or it could have accidentally discharged injuring or killing someone. Bad choices have consequences for a reason! EVOLVE!!!

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: people always have something to say

I dont know this young ladie however I can say something about addiction. Its not easy yes she should have went to court she should have done alot of things different. Those of you who feel compelled to say mean things need to be very careful becaus ethis could be you or your child or somebody that is very close to you nobody on earth is perfect NOBODY NOT EVEN YOU!!!!

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: are you kidding me

I know Andrea , she just a great person having a bad day right.She's all grown up and choose her life.You on the other hand better wake up and make the right choices in life yourself.

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: Zig E.

Well Rex it might be because the only drug that people are trying to have decriminalized is marijuana. This article refers to some sort of narcotic pill and film. My guess is some sort of prescription drug, which no one that I'm aware of advocates for recreational use. With the exception of Viagra of course.

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: It's Called Dope for a Reason

Another shining example of the results of the "freedoms" that Rita Stricker is always fighting for...

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: Rex Mason

It is interesting how quiet the recreational drug enthusiasts are when a story like this breaks. However, when a story on law enforcement or prosecution is published, they seem to howl with outrage at the attempts to minimize the ILLEGAL scourge. The score card is pretty clear: chronic and long-term users deteriorate physically, emotionally, and mentally. And the rest of us have to pick up the pieces.

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: Andrea S.

Before you people start to judge someone by Their mug shot or by the things the paper says, try to walk a mile in her shoes, I know her personally and you don't have a clue about her, she is a good person who just made a wrong choice. Recovery is not easy. She needs support not bashing.

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: Carl Imparel

Another shiny example of rehab in the Prescott area

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: . .

Wow, I'm not sure what kind of drugs this young lady is on, but they've aged her at least a decade. Judging by her mugshot, I would've assumed she was in her mid 30s and had a hard life. No one should look like that at 21!

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: Shea LeBlanc

"...and narcotic film she did not have a prescription for". Is that like possession of Requiem for a Dream? Possession of Pulp Fiction with intent to distribute? Also, does this girl win the award for most mascara teary pics in the Courier in the last 12 months?

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: Wait A Minute

She said she was going to turn herself in on Monday. Was that the first Monday after new years.....

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: Ride the Lightning

Taser takes the fight out of 'em everytime. Love it!

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