LOGAN — A woman claiming to be named Marilyn Monroe was arrested by the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) Aug. 7.
Trooper First Class C.S. Maynard and Trooper T.J. Hannon report they were waved down by witnesses saying a female was lying semi-conscious along Water Street.
Upon their arrival, Troopers report the woman emitted the strong smell of alcohol and appeared to be highly intoxicated.
The woman reportedly seemed confused while attempting to communicate with officers and refused to provide her name.
The female allegedly told officers she would not move, and Maynard and Hannon report they were forced to stand her up on her feet to place her in cuffs.
Troopers report they continued to ask the defendant for her name when she finally responded, “Marilyn Monroe.”
While en route to the WVSP Logan Detachment, the defendant allegedly leaned forward in her seat and spit on Maynard and Hannon.
During processing, the woman was identified as Mae Cantrell, 55, of Stollings, W.Va.
Cantrell is charged with misdemeanor counts of third-offense public intoxication, obstructing an officer, providing false information and counts of battery on a police officer.
Bail was set to $3,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]