Woman with machete in Crescent City Winn-Dixie became violent, police say

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CRESCENT CITY, FL – On Monday deputies were called to Winn-Dixie in Crescent City after someone reported a woman with a machete acting erratically. Deputies arrived and located Neomi Brown, 41, of Crescent City in the store with a machete in a sheath attached to her backpack. Brown was animated and yelling at someone on her cellphone. Deputies were asked by a manager to trespass Brown from the property. As deputies were completing paperwork, Brown was discovered to have a warrant for her arrest from Volusia County. When deputies informed Brown of the arrest warrant, she became violent and starting fighting. Deputies were able to restrain Brown, but she managed to kick one deputy in the face.

After securing Brown in the vehicle, she proceeded to defecate in the backseat and as the deputy was driving tried to throw feces over the partition, separating the front and back seats, onto him. She then spit over the partition onto the deputy. After Brown was turned over to the Putnam County Jail and cleaning began on the vehicle, an over 12-gram bag of methamphetamine was found in the backseat. Fourteen grams would be considered trafficking.

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In addition to her warrant for Volusia County, Brown was additionally charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and possession of methamphetamine. She is being held at the Putnam County Jail.