A Hillsborough woman was arrested on Friday by Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies for allegedly ramming her pickup truck into an animal control officer’s vehicle several times while the animal control officer (ACO) was in the vehicle.
Lisa Ann Bryant, 49, rammed her vehicle into the ACO’s truck repeatedly when the ACO, D. Woodlief, went to Jay Circle in Hillsborough to seize a dog belonging to Bryant after the dog allegedly bit a child last week.
When Woodlief arrived at Jay Circle, Bryant got into her pickup and attempted to leave her driveway. OCSO Deputy Doug Moats arrived at the scene to assist Woodlief and ordered Bryant to stop.
When Bryant refused to stop, Moats reached into the vehicle and attempted to turn the truck off. Bryant continued to back out of the driveway and rammed the vehicle into the ACO’s truck several times, attempting to move the vehicle out of her way.
Neither Woodlief nor Moats was injured.
After a second deputy arrived, Bryant was placed under arrest, and she then began complaining of chest pains. Moats accompanied her to the UNC Hospital in Hillsborough. Bryant was treated and released, upon which Moats took Bryant before the magistrate.
The magistrate found probable cause for a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon upon a government official. Bryant was also charged with resisting a public officer and injury to personal property in excess of $200.
Secured bond was set at $1,000 and Bryant’s first court appearance was scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m.