MPD: Woman arrested after biting officer at wedding reception


MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Memphis woman is facing charges after reportedly biting a Memphis Police officer who was responding to reports of fights at her wedding.

Police responded to a report of a fight involving 20-30 people at an event venue on Summer Avenue near Waring Road sometime after 10 p.m. Friday night. According to court documents, officers say they saw eight different fights happening in the parking lot and “spilling back into the wedding venue.”

Court documents say while officers were detaining people, a woman identified as Miya Pugh, began yelling in the parking lot. Police say she was yelling that her wedding had been ruined because of the fighting.

According to police, Pugh was visibly intoxicated and reportedly said she had been drinking because it was her wedding. Pugh is also said to have been lightheaded due to the heat and alcohol consumption.

Court documents claim that Pugh “went from docile to combative”, and officers tried to take her into custody. Pugh reportedly bit one of the officers on the shoulder and caused “a minor abrasion.”

Pugh has been charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting official detention.

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