Florala woman charged with assault

Published 8:12pm Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Florala woman was arrested Monday for allegedly assaulting a police officer and threatening to give him a staph infection earlier this month.

Jail reports show that Lillian Odum, 22, is charged with assault II on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of governmental operations, resisting arrest and reckless endangerment.

Court records show that the incident occurred on Sept. 13 on Wood Avenue between Odum and the FPD officer after a good citizen reported a “strange smell” coming from the home.

When officers arrived, the residence was cleared of occupants, or so they were told, case notes reported; however, that wasn’t the case.

“The renter said her sister was inside,” the report read. “(Odum, also known as Lillian Bryant) came out, said we woke her up and she was going back inside.”

The officer directed Odum to stay; however, she attempted to go back inside the home and a physical altercation ensued.

Reports show that Odum allegedly struck the officer with a closed fist. When officers placed Odum in handcuffs and led her to the patrol car, she alleged she had a staff infection and said she “was going to give it to all” of the officers.

Odum was booked into the Covington County Jail and held under a $150,000 bond.

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