Indiana woman accused of biting trooper during traffic stop

A 38-year-old Indiana woman allegedly bit a state trooper after a traffic stop that also resulted in a separate drunk driving arrest, authorities said.

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:01 AM

A 38-year-old Indiana woman allegedly bit a state trooper after a traffic stop that also resulted in a separate drunk driving arrest, authorities said.

Daphney Allen, 38, was a front seat passenger in an SUV stopped Friday evening for running a stop sign in Vigo County. The driver, 51-year-old William A. Roberts, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. There were three children under age 10 in the vehicle, authorities said.

Allen allegedly refused to identify herself to police and locked the door. Later, she was handcuffed and escorted to a trooper's car where she allegedly broke equipment and bit the trooper's arm when he tried to put a safety belt on her.

Allen faces battery on law enforcement, resisting law enforcement and neglect of dependents, among other charges. Roberts was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger less than 18 years of age, neglect of a dependent and other charges.

Both are being held without bond and expected in court Monday.

Authorities said Roberts was also wanted on a Vigo County warrant for domestic battery.

Listed phone numbers couldn't be located Sunday for Allen or Roberts, both of Terre Haute. It was immediately unclear if they had attorneys.

The children were released to Allen's grandmother.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
36° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 31°
Kokomo
Scattered Clouds
33° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 25°
Rensselaer
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 25°
Fowler
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 25°
Williamsport
Overcast
36° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 36°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
33° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 27°
Frankfort
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 31°
Delphi
Clear
31° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 24°
Monticello
Clear
31° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 24°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
30° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 23°
Warmer, dry weather is ahead for the weekend.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events