Ahoskie woman assaults Gates County deputies

Published 12:57 pm Thursday, April 28, 2022

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GATESVILLE – Two deputies with the Gates County Sheriff’s Office were injured after being physically assaulted while answering a domestic disturbance call on Wednesday evening.

Emily Savchenko

Emily Savchenko, 18, of Ahoskie was charged for the assault and is currently locked up in the Albemarle District Jail under a $46,000 secured bond.

Gates County Sheriff Ray Campbell said Savchenko is charged with two felony counts each of assault on law enforcement causing physical injury, and assault inflicting serious bodily injury. She is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer.

Upon being taken into custody, Savchenko was found in possession of methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia. That led to additional charges of felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Campbell said the incident began when deputies responded to the residence of 52-year-old Stoney Etters of Eure in reference to a domestic disturbance.

The Sheriff added that the assault on the deputies occurred while they were conducting their investigation.

“Even after being placed under arrest, she continued to assault our deputies while being processed at the Sheriff’s Office before being taken to jail,” Campbell told the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald.

Campbell stated that following additional investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for Etters on the charges of resist, delay, and obstruct (law enforcement officers).