21-year-old Tessa Knapp was charged with possession of meth, resisting arrest, and public intoxication after being brought to the ground by an officer via an armbar for jumping into a truck with a 16-year-old.
On September 30th, Lebanon Police Officer Corley arrived at Hunter Creek Apartments, located at 142 Hunter Creek, and found Tessa Knapp. A father called the police and said a woman jumped into the truck that his 16-year-old son was driving. The caller told Knapp to get out of the truck. Officer Corley made contact with Knapp who fit the description of the woman who reportedly hopped into the truck. He observed Knapp erratically speaking, unsteady on her feet, and had pinpoint eyes.
Officer Corley brought Knapp to the ground with an armbar. Knapp was yelling, the officer said, “I am resisting, I am resisting”. Inside of Knapp’s purse, her wallet contained approximately 1.5 grams of methamphetamine. Then inside of Knapp’s pocket, the officer found an additional gram of meth.
Tessa Knapp was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, Public intoxication, and resisting arrest. Knapp is awaiting pre-trial in Wilson County Jail.