WILLIAMSON – A Williamson woman was arrested Sunday by officers with the Williamson Police Department on a host of charges after officers interrupted an alleged verbal dispute near the Victoria Courts housing complex.
According to a criminal complaint, Aimee Gooslin, 25 from Williamson, was arrested on charges related to public intoxication, disorderly conduct, obstructing, and assault on an officer.
The complaint states that the officers were conducting road patrol near Gum Street in Williamson when they observed several individuals screaming at each other in what appeared to be a verbal/physical altercation at the Victoria Courts housing complex.
At that point, officers exited the patrol car and made contact with Gooslin who allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol and refused officer requests to calm herself. The complaint states that Gooslin continued yelling and cursing despite officer’s advising her several times to stop which prompted officers to place Gooslin under arrest and remove her from the property.
While in custody, Gooslin began acting irate and allegedly had an apparent drug reaction. According to the complaint, additional officers who had received complaints on Gooslin through the Mingo County 911 arrived to assist.
Gooslin was then transported to the Williamson Memorial Hospital to be treated by hospital staff. While in transport to the hospital, Gooslin allegedly continued to be uncooperative. The complaint states that during transport, Gooslin slipped her handcuff from her wrist and grabbed one officer during transport.
Gooslin was then re-secured in handcuffs, and was treated by hospital staff before being transported to the South Western Regional Jail located at Holden, W.Va.
The offenses Gooslin has been charged with are considered misdemeanor offenses. If convicted of assault on a law- enforcement officer, Gooslin could be sentenced to up to six months in jail and/or fined up to $200.
Information in this article was obtained by use of a criminal complaint which is public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and those named should be considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.