Tahlequah Daily Press

March 29, 2013

Warrant issued after accused biter fails to appear

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — A judge this week issued a bench warrant for a Hulbert woman who failed to appear in court.

Amber Nicole Laconsello, 32, is charged with assault and battery upon a police officer and domestic abuse-assault and battery. Laconsello failed to appear in court Wednesday for a felony sounding docket in front of Special District Judge Holli Wells.

Wells set the warrant with no bond, court records show.

Laconsello was arrested last December after she allegedly bit her husband on both of his arms, and also choked him.

Hulbert Police Officer Tom Pryor arrived on scene first, and Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies later arrived.

Pryor’s report indicates Laconsello ran to her kitchen when officers entered the home. When Laconsello was told she was under arrest, she allegedly spat on officers. Pryor said he grabbed Laconsello’s right arm, while a deputy grabbed her left arm, and she then bit Pryor on both of his forearms. She was eventually handcuffed after officers used pepper spray.

Laconsello allegedly tried to kick Pryor in the groin when she was being taken out to a patrol vehicle. After the attempted kick, she was taken to the ground and bit Pryor on the left wrist, tearing off his watch.

Deputies then transported Laconsello – who appeared to be “very intoxicated” – to the Cherokee County Detention Center. While en route, Laconsello urinated in the back seat of the patrol car, Pryor’s report indicates.