By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A WOMAN was granted bail yesterday after she was accused of attacking a police officer at the scene of a house fire.
Denise Sands-Cash, 48, of Cambridge Lane, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney facing a single charge of “assaulting a police officer”, which was allegedly committed on Saturday, August 6.
It is claimed that she unlawfully assaulted W/Cpl 2777 Davis while the latter had been acting in the execution of her duties.
On the day in question, the Fire Services Branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force responded to a structural fire on Augusta Street around 8pm.
After extinguishing the flames to the extensively damaged property, officers attempted to arrest a woman at the scene believed to have information about the origin of the blaze.
The woman reportedly resisted arrest and bit a female officer on the leg resulting in the latter having to receive treatment in hospital.
Sands-Cash pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted $1,000 bail.
She returns to Magistrate’s Court on August 19.
Sgt Phillip Davis is prosecuting the case.