Runaway teen accused of head-butting deputy, resisting arrest

Savannah Grace Woods
Savannah Grace Woods

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A teenager listed as a runaway through the Charleston Police Department was arrested Thursday for allegedly head-butting a sheriff's deputy while resisting arrest.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office arrested 17-year-old Savannah Grace Woods on charges of resisting arrest, assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, assault and battery in the third degree and malicious damage to property.

Deputies responded to 1325 Trenholm Drive on James Island around 7:30 p.m. Thursday in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies met with a complainant who told authorities there had been several people fighting at a party. The complainant identified a person named "Grace" as causing the disturbance and that she was wanted by the police.

Deputies located "Grace" hiding in the bushes behind the residence. Authorities then discovered that the subject was actually Savannah Grace Woods who was listed as a runaway through the Charleston Police Department. Authorities sent out a missing persons report for Woods on Tuesday.

According to an incident report, Woods appeared unsteady on her feet and intoxicated. Woods was argumentative and refused to cooperate with deputies so she was taken into custody. Deputies say she continued to be disorderly by cursing and kicking deputies and others in the area.

While attempting to secure Woods in the deputy's cruiser, authorities say Woods head-butted the deputy several times causing the deputy's tooth to break. The deputy also sustained minor cuts on the lip and minor swelling to the head. On several occasions Woods also kicked at the windows and door of the deputy's cruiser causing damage to the door.

Woods was lodged in the Al Cannon Detention Center. She was placed on a $52,674 surety bond.

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