A surveillance camera inside a court waiting room shows Deputy Eric Vaughan and Siobhan Householder, alone with her purse.
She was told to wait there while a warrant charge was being handled.
She didn’t believe she was in custody and, felt free to take the Tylenol for a tooth infection.
Householder said she took two Tylenol pills and was taking a third when the deputy confronted her.
According to Ohio.com:
“He said, ‘What are you taking?’ and I said, Tylenol,” she recalled. “And he said, ‘Spit it out’ and I said, ‘I can’t.’ I meant to say I can’t spit it out because I had already swallowed the other pills.
“But I didn’t even get that part out before he just yanked me up and threw me down on the ground and was trying to dig these pills out of mouth.
“And there was one [pill] in there and I couldn’t even get it out because he kept shoving his hand in my mouth and squeezing my face and pulling my hair at the same time.”
Wrestled to floor
The deputy is seen in the video grabbing the woman’s hair at the back of her head and taking his hand to her jaw while wrestling her to the floor.
“He was pulling down on my bottom lip and squeezing my face at the same time,” she said in an interview Tuesday. “He basically pulled my lip away from my teeth.”
The deputy does not use gloves of any kind. Clearly violating the safety of both individuals.
She was then charged with resisting arrest, and fully searched.
A sheriff’s spokesman said that the woman was in custody and she was stopped from taking the medication for her own protection.
An internal investigation is underway because of the deputy’s use of force.
Deputies seized her prescribed medications, which included the nine Tylenol and two diazepam tablets, 26 ibuprofen, and three unknown pills.
She has not been charged with any drug offenses.