Rural Odessa woman arrested on several charges after ramming sheriff’s department vehicle

Friday, August 4, 2017
Boy Butler

According to a press release from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office dated August 3, 2017, a rural Odessa woman was arrested after an incident involving fleeing from law enforcement and ramming into a sheriff’s department vehicle.

On Aug. 2, 2017, at approximately 3:09 p.m., Lafayette County sheriff’s deputies were directed to a residence on County Line Road, near 131 Highway in rural Odessa, for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress.

Upon their arrival, they observed a Chevrolet Tahoe leaving the driveway of the residence. The driver of this vehicle, later identified as Zoy A. Butler, began driving erratically, left the roadway, and traveled through the yard of the residence and behind the residence.

Deputies then entered the driveway. Shortly thereafter, the vehicle appeared from behind the residence and traveled directly towards one of the patrol vehicles, striking the patrol vehicle on the passenger side. The impact of the crash caused the patrol vehicle to strike the deputy who had recently exited the vehicle.

Butler was subsequently taken into custody. Two deputies sustained injuries during the incident, leading both to seek medical attention at local hospitals. Both were released after treatment for minor injuries.

Butler has been formally charged with assault in the 2nd degree, armed criminal action, property damage, resisting/interfering with a felony arrest, domestic assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Butler is currently being held in the Lafayette County Jail on a $250,000 cash only bond.

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