A Deltona woman was arrested Tuesday after she hit Jehovah’s Witness churchgoers and assaulted the arresting deputy in front of her children, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded at 7 p.m. to reports of an intoxicated woman causing a disturbance at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness on Fort Smith Boulevard.
"She is like physically attacking people, like abusing people as they walk out of their cars," said a man who called 911.
A victim told deputies she was going to give Destinie Farr a ride to her home, when Farr “suddenly stated she wanted to slit (the victim’s) throat,” according to the report.
Farr attempted to grab another victim by the throat, missed and grabbed her hair.
While a deputy was trying to arrest Farr, she spit on the deputy, according to the report.
Deputies said they placed a spit mask on Farr after the incident.
Farr told the deputy, "I'm gonna slit your throat, you understand that? While you're sleeping,” and stated multiple times that she wanted to die, according to the report.
Farr kicked the door of a patrol car and physically resisted arrest while deputies were putting her in the car, according to the report.
Farr was at the church with her two children who witnesses the incident. Deputies were able to call a family member to take custody of the children. The sheriff’s office notified the Department of Children and Families.
Deputies said no one was seriously hurt and the victims declined to press charges.
Farr is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and threatening a public servant or family.
Farr was booked into the Volusia County Jail.