UPDATE: 4:27 p.m. (8/12/22): The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a good Samaritan who jumped in to help arrest a woman accused of hitting and kicking a deputy last Saturday.
The sheriff’s office has provided the following picture of the unknown citizen who rushed to the aid of a Campbell County deputy who was reportedly being assaulted while conducting a welfare check in the Dollar General parking lot at 12283 Wards Road on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Campbell County authorities are still trying to identify the person in the photo. If you know who it is, you are asked to message the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook or call the sheriff’s office at 434-592-9580 so officials can thank this person for assisting the deputy.
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A woman accused of slapping and kicking a deputy in Campbell County was taken into custody on Saturday.
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office says a call came in for a welfare check of a woman sleeping inside of a gray Nissan truck in the Dollar General parking lot at 12283 Wards Road on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Upon arrival, officials say the responding deputy discovered Faith Christian Thompson passed out with her head against the door of the vehicle. Thompson reportedly told the deputy that she would assault the deputy by slapping her.
According to authorities, the responding deputy was standing near the door of Thompson’s vehicle when Thompson reached out from the vehicle and slapped the deputy on the side of her face.
After the initial slap, the deputy tried to arrest Thompson, but she kicked and struck the deputy several times, the sheriff’s office says.
Officials tell WFXR News the deputy was pulling Thompson from her vehicle when a Dollar General employee and an unknown citizen intervened and helped the deputy take Thompson into custody without further incident.
Authorities say, Thompson, a 30-year-old from Brookneal, is facing the following charges:
- Assault and battery on a law enforcement officer
- Obstruction of justice
- Driving under the influence of drugs
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office thanked both the Dollar General employee and the person who put their own safety on the line to assist the deputy.