Woman who created disturbance at Rogersville apartment faces several charges

Jeff Bobo • Feb 15, 2019 at 8:04 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville woman who decided to lay down in front of a stranger’s doorway Wednesday evening and refused to get up to let the resident enter her home is facing numerous charge including two counts of assault on an officer.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, multiple Rogersville Police Department officers responded to the Boyd Street Apartments where Natasha Nichole Massengill, 34, 2120 Brown Drive, Rogersville, was allegedly creating a disturbance.

According to a report filed by RPD Officer Chris Price, the victim stated that Massengill, who she doesn’t know, was laying in front of her apartment door and wouldn’t move, blocking her from getting into her residence.

The victim further stated the Massengill became very aggressive with her, and wanted to fight some of the victim’s friends who had come to visit.

Price said Massengill was very belligerent, cursing and screaming from the deck on the top floor apartment.

She wouldn’t tell police where she lived or answer other questions, instead cursing officers, Price added.

“When informed she was under arrest Massengill jerked away from officers and resisted attempts to be handcuffed to the point they had to place her on the deck to safely restrain her,” Price said. 

Price described Massengill as loud, confused, disoriented, paranoid and very aggressive, and her eyes were glassy, which he concluded were signs that she was under the influence.

While being walked to the police car she allegedly struggled and kicked officers

Upon her arrival at the jail Massengill was allegedly found to be in possession of a syringe.

Aside from two counts of assault on an officer Massengill was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

As of Thursday she remained held in the Hawkins County Jail on $25,571 bond pending arraignment set for Monday in Sessions Court.