TPD uses Taser, pepper spray to arrest woman on warrant

Linda Marshall (Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- Topeka police officers had to use pepper spray and Taser to detain a 53-year-old woman who was being taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at the library.

According to the Topeka Police Dept., an off-duty officer spotted Linda R. Marshall shortly after noon at the Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., and knew she had a felony warrant out for her arrest.

Several other officers responded to the scene and together they tried to stop Marshall. She briefly fought with them and during the course of the struggle they used the pepper spray and tased her, TPD says.

Marshall was eventually detained and taken to the Shawnee Co. jail where she was booked for felony warrant, felony obstruction, battery on a law enforcement officer, and battery on a civilian security guard.