Alva woman arrested for assault on officer
August 7, 2022
A Woods County deputy sheriff faced a disconcerting dilemma when a man asked his assistance to remove his ex-girlfriend from his rural home.
Court records show on July 31 about 8:16 p.m. Deputy Dakota Davis was contacted by Undersheriff Keith Dale about a person requesting a civil standby to remove someone from his property. Willie McKinley said he had broken up with his girlfriend Heather Willis after an argument where she poured a beer on him in front of his grandchildren. He said he then left the residence with his grandchildren. He said both he and Willis had been drinking alcoholic beverages.
McKinley said he was going to stay away from the residence on County Road 350 until Willis was gone. He gave Davis verbal permission to enter the residence if Willis refused to answer the door.
On arrival, Davis knocked on the front door several times and announced himself as a deputy sheriff for Woods County. He opened the door and continued to announce his presence and to scan the residence for Willis. He found her in the lower level room on the south side of the residence in a tanning bed. Willis was completely nude, so Deputy Davis told her to put some clothes on so he could talk with her. She said no to getting dressed and asked why he was there. He told her why he was there, but she continued to refuse to put clothes on. Davis told her she was no longer welcome at McKinley’s house and that she needed to get dressed.
Davis contacted Undersheriff Dale and let him know what was going on. Willis continued to refuse to get dressed and jumped on the dining room table, getting irate. While yelling at Davis, Willis tipped the table over and fell to the ground. Willis wanted McKinley to tell her in person that she was trespassed. Davis asked if he got McKinley to the residence to personally trespass her would she put some clothes on and gather her things to leave. She said yes.
When McKinley arrived, Willis was back up on the dining table and started arguing with him. McKinley told Willis she needed to leave. Davis persuaded Willis to get off the table and start packing her things. After going to an adjacent bedroom, she continued to refuse to put clothes on and eventually refused to pack her things. Davis told her if she continued to refuse, he would arrest her and take her to jail.
While Davis was escorting her out of the bedroom, Willis swung her fist at McKinley striking him in the face. Davis took Willis to the ground and placed handcuffs on her. When Davis got Willis off the ground, he could see McKinley was bleeding on the floor and that he had blood down the front of his shirt.
Willis refused to walk to Davis’ patrol vehicle. Once he got her to the vehicle, Willis refused to get into the front passenger seat so Davis had to lift her into the seat. She put her feet on the dash preventing him from sliding the seat forward to keep her legs down. According to the affidavit, as Davis was reaching across her to latch her seatbelt, Willis bit his right bicep and wouldn’t release. Davis had to strike her on the ear with his palm to remove her from his arm. During this process, Willis broke his watchband.
After Willis was secured in his patrol vehicle, Davis took evidence pictures of McKinley’s injuries and the floor. McKinley refused EMS.
Willis was booked into the Woods County Jail without incident.
Heather Lynette Willis, 47, of Alva, has been charged with assault and battery on a police officer, a felony. This crime is punishable by a fine of up to $500 or imprisonment for up to five years, or both.
Willis is also charged with domestic abuse – assault and battery, a misdemeanor. This crime is punishable by imprisonment up to one year or a fine of $5,000, or both.