Edinburgh woman arrested at gas station

Daily Journal staff reports

An Edinburgh woman was arrested after she fought with officers and tested positive for methamphetamine, police said.

Police said Rhonda Chandler, 36, was pacing back and forth and talking to the sky while getting fuel at a gas station at 7 p.m. Tuesday on West Main Cross Street in Edinburgh. An officer noticed the gas pump was still connected to Chandler’s car when she got into the vehicle and called to her to stop, according to the police report.

The officer said Chandler was talking fast, making jerky movements and told a story about being mugged, but then said she made it up. She told the officer she had used methamphetamine that day. Her 7-year-old son was in the car, the officer’s report said.

The officer asked emergency workers to check Chandler, but she wouldn’t cooperate. She climbed onto the roof of the car and threatened to take more pills from a bottle she was holding. The officer was able to get the pill bottle and get Chandler off the vehicle, the report said. The officer also found synthetic marijuana in the car, the report said.

Chandler was arrested on charges of resisting an officer, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and neglect of a dependent.

She was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital, where she continued to yell while being evaluated. She tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the report.

Chandler, of 615 W. River Road, was later taken to the Johnson County jail and held on $8,400 bond.

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Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at celliot@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2719.