Kansas councilwoman bites corrections officer's thumb hard enough to break it

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HURON, Kan. (KAKE) -

A small-town Kansas councilwoman landed herself in more trouble after she bit a correction officer's thumb, breaking it.

Deputies were trying to arrest 48-year-old Carol Fowler, of Huron, on June 29 for a failure to appear warrant, according to KSHB. Atchison County deputies had to use their tasers on Fowler to take her into custody.

Fowler was booked for interference with, and battery on a law enforcement officer in addition to the warrant. Her bond was set at $5,000.

A few days later, on July 2, Fowler refused to cooperate with jail workers as they tried to complete the booking process. When officers were forced to remove jewelry and personal items from her, Fowler bit one of them on the thumb hard enough to break the bone.

Fowler is one of five council members in Huron, which has a population of 73 people.

Contributing: KSHB