Request For Fitness Exam Expected In Battery Of Deputy Case

Adriana Brown

Adriana Brown, age 18, of Springfield faces multiple charges in Fayette County after an incident with a county deputy on April 24.

The deputy made a traffic stop with Brown. The female has been charged with the criminal offenses of aggravated battery of a peace officer, reckless conduct, aggravated fleeing, and obstruction of justice, in addition to six traffic violations.

The aggravated battery charge alleges Brown used her car to inflict injuries on the deputy after he was dragged a distance. It is alleged the defendant drove away while the deputy was partially in the vehicle after reaching to get what thought to be an illegal item. The deputy was able to free himself.

At a preliminary hearing held in court on May 9, a judge ruled there was probable cause to continue the charges. The defendant pled not guilty and demanded a jury trial.

Brown is free on $150,000 bond.

Last week, Brown’s attorney notified the court that she was recently hospitalized, due to mental health issues, and he may be filing a motion seeking a fitness examination to determine if Brown is fit to stand trial.

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