A Waukesha woman no longer is anonymous after she hit several people following a Narcotics Anonymous meeting Wednesday at St. Luke’s Church, according to a criminal complaint.
Samantha A. Mueller, 18, was charged Thursday with physical abuse of a child, attempted battery of a police officer, resisting an officer causing a soft tissue injury, two counts of battery and disorderly conduct. If convicted of the charges stemming from the incident, Mueller faces more than a decade in prison.
Police were called to the church for a report of a fight. When an officer arrived, he learned that Mueller had hit several people following a Narcotics Anonymous meeting at the church, according to the criminal complaint.
Mueller told the officer people were “trash talking” her and calling her names in text messages. She confronted the individuals and she hit several people, including a 16-year-old boy, according to the complaint.
As the office told Mueller she was under arrest, she started yelling, swearing, throwing her arms in the air and violently pulling away from another officer, the complaint states.
Mueller went into a boxer stance, according to the complaint, and began swinging her fists at a police officer, attempting to punch him in the face. The officer decentralized her but she tried to still hit both officers, so they delivered hand strikes and a knee strike to make her comply.
One of the police officers went to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for treatment to a cut hand and pain and swelling in his knee.
A different officer spoke to Mueller again, the complaint states, and she told the officer it was wrong for her to resist the officers. She told the officer she blacked out during the incident and was just “going off.”
Mueller is also charged with forgery and theft from a separate incident. She was released from the Waukesha County Jail on signature and surety bonds.