A 34-year-old Granite City woman was charged Monday in connection with kicking a Madison County Sheriff's deputy after he responded to a domestic disturbance.
Charolette A. Giger, 34, of 2433 Angela Drive, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, a felony, by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office.
The Madison County Sheriff's Department responded to Giger's residence at about 2 p.m. Sunday in reference to a possible disturbance.
Captain T. Mike Dixon said deputies met with Giger and a male occupant of the home, who had been involved in a domestic disturbance. As deputies were conducting the investigation, Giger began yelling at the deputies, according to Dixon.
He said Giger refused to follow lawful orders that were given to her by deputies and was arrested in connection with obstructing a peace officer.
Giger began kicking the inside of the squad car she was placed in. A deputy intervened, and as the deputy made contact with Giger, she kicked the deputy in his left shoulder, Dixon said. The deputy was not seriously injured.
Giger is being held in Madison County Jail on $40,000 bail.