Brazil City Police Chief Dave Archer told The Brazil Times Monday that patrolmen Jeffrey Bucklin and Jeremy Mace were dispatched to a second report of an alleged domestic disturbance at a home in the 600 block of West Posey Street.
When they arrived at the home the first time, people at the residence told officers there was no problem. However, 18 minutes later, Archer said the homeowner informed officers things had changed.
Meanwhile, BCPD reserve patrolmen Elliott Mullinex and Steve Lamb responded to the scene to provide assistance.
According to Archer, the homeowner gave officers permission to go inside to talk with Tracy V. Fontanyi, who was packing to leave the residence she had been allowed to stay in a room for a few days.
As officers entered Fontanyi's room, they reported there was allegedly a strong smell of marijuana and illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia could be seen in plain sight around the room.
Initially denying her full identity during questioning, Fontanyi later admitted her name was Tracy. Fontanyi told the officers she believed there was an active arrest warrant in her name, but officials have yet to confirm one.
As officers attempted to take Fontanyi into custody, she began to struggle and pull away.
Archer said her attempts to avoid arrest included allegedly faking an illness.
Once in custody, Fontanyi, 28, Brazil, was transported to the Clay County Justice Center and booked on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, false reporting or statement and resisting law enforcement.
Booked on a $7,000 cash bond (with 10 percent allowed), jail officials confirmed that she is awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar.
Officials confirm a copy of the case file has been presented to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review for other potential charges.