Shantay Shenise Funea Crawford, 27, of 325 Lanham St., has been charged with third degree burglary, third degree assault and battery and resisting arrest in connection with the incident.
According to a Greenwood police report, police were dispatched to an apartment complex on Evans Street after receiving a report of a woman breaking into a vacant apartment. Police observed Crawford walking near the back of the residence carrying a black cargo bag. Crawford told police that the bag did not belong to her and she got it after kicking in the door to the apartment so that she could get inside. Crawford told police that a friend of hers who moved out of the apartment about six months ago gave her permission to go inside and take whatever items she wanted. Police found the residence to be vacant and in total disarray.
According to the report, Crawford was placed under arrest and put in the back seat of a patrol car. While on the way to the detention center, Crawford unbuckled her seat belt. When the officer stopped to put her seat belt back on, Crawford kicked the officer in the waist area and attempted to run away. The officer was able to place Crawford on the ground before getting her back in the patrol car. Crawford continued attempting to kick officers while they attempted to place a hobble restraint on her legs.
Crawford was arrested earlier this year after she allegedly broke into a Taggart Avenue residence and stole more than $10,000 worth of items from the residence. She is currently awaiting trial on charges of first degree burglary, grand larceny and possession of crack cocaine stemming from the April incident.