Woman to serve 13 months in community corrections for assaulting a police officer

Published 2:07 pm Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Loxley woman was sentenced to 13 months in a community corrections program after assaulting a police officer in Chilton County in June 2014.

Tera Sharee Vanover, 34, who lists an address in Loxley, appeared in court Wednesday morning for sentencing before Chilton County Circuit Judge Ben A. Fuller.

Fuller sentenced Vanover to serve 10 days in the Chilton County Jail beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, and to 13 months in a community corrections program after she serves the 10 days in jail.

Vanover originally entered a guilty plea to assault in the second degree on April 7, after originally being indicted on two charges of assault in the second degree.

As part of her plea agreement, one charge of assault in the second degree was dropped, according to court records.

Fuller asked for clarification on Vanover’s charges which included biting a police officer when being booked into the Chilton County Jail in June 2014 and kicking another police officer.

Vanover’s defense attorney explained to Fuller that Vanover was intoxicated at the time of the incident and did not realize the significance of her conduct.

“You are lucky you are not going to prison,” Fuller told Vanover.

Vanover was indicted by a February 2015 grand jury in Chilton County for “causing physical injury” to two law enforcement individuals, according to court records.