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Rehoboth Beach Woman Arrested After Altercation with Officer

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Noni Cottingham, 44, Rehoboth Beach Noni Cottingham, 44, Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.-- A Rehoboth Beach woman is facing charges after an altercation with a police officer.

On Saturday morning, at around 2:40am, Rehoboth Beach Police responded to the 200 block of Rehoboth Avenue where Delaware State Police units were on scene attempting to care for 44-year-old Noni Cottingham.  State Police contacted Cottingham outside of Rehoboth Beach city limits, and due to her level of intoxication were attempting to get her home safely

Troopers made arrangements to take Cottingham to her mother on Rehoboth Avenue.  When they arrived, police say Cottingham began arguing with her mother and refused to leave with her.  As she argued, Cottingham became loud and agitated causing police to receive an additional complaint from a caller who reported a fight in the area.  A Rehoboth Beach Police Officer attempted to speak to Cottingham and advised her to lower her voice, but police say Cottingham then slapped the officer in the chest and told him he needed to shut up. 

Police then told Cottingham she was under arrest, but when officers attempted to take her into custody she pulled away and struggled.  Officers were able to restrain Cottingham against a car and put handcuffs on her.  As officers were attempting to gain control of Cottingham’s wrist, police say her mouth struck the car and cut her lip.  

Cottingham was arrested and charged with 3 misdemeanor charges including 1 count of offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, 1 count of resisting arrest, and 1 count of disorderly conduct.  Cottingham was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 3, issued a $2500 secured cash bail, and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution. 

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