According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp, 34-year-old Kimberly Jolene Plaster was sentenced to five years in prison with three years suspended for assault and battery of a law enforcement officer.
Plaster was arrested on August 12, 2016 for being drunk in public, according to Slemp. After being taken to the Wise County Justice Center, Plaster was removed from a police vehicle and became irate, combative and began to spit in the direction of deputies. She hit one of the deputies with spit and made statements that she was trying got infect them with various communicable diseases.
“There is nothing more degrading and disgusting than being spit on,” Slemp said. Our law enforcement officers work tirelessly to protect the public without regard for the dangers to their health and safety. The Commonwealth takes it very serious when someone attempts to injure or harm an officer. Incidents like these are especially troubling because of the risk to spread very serious diseases.”
Plaster was also sentenced Monday for failure to appear in court for a felony offense. She was sentenced to three years in prison with two years and 11 months suspended. This sentence will run consecutively with her sentence in the assault case. After her release, she will be on probation for three year.
Additionally, Plaster has a pending probation violation in Wise County Circuit Court on May 11 as a result of these convictions.