Woman charged in battery of police officer

A 29-year-old Murphysboro woman was in Jackson County Jail on Monday morning on charges of aggravated battery of a police officer.

Police say the woman, Ashley J. Burkey, of Murphysboro, was stopped for a traffic violation at about 8 p.m. Friday. The suspect did not follow the officer's orders, reports WSIL-TV.

The suspect drove away and dragged the officer a short distance; the officer was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Burkey is charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and resisting arrest. The Southern Illinoisan reports she was arrested without incident and was being held on $50,000 bond.