- Associated Press - Friday, July 1, 2016

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 21-year-old woman could face an attempted murder charge after authorities say she attempted to strangle a deputy in a Tacoma jail.

The News Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/yhykzB ) the incident occurred early Thursday after Kady Jo Paxton reportedly complained that the toilet in her cell didn’t work.

While a deputy was walking her to a different cell, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department says Paxton jumped on the deputy’s back and tried to strangle her with a towel.

The sheriff’s office says the deputy called for help, rolled Paxton off her back and onto some stairs, where a struggle ensued. The deputy eventually gained control with the help of other officers.

Paxton appeared in court Friday and was ordered held on $1 million bail.

She was booked into jail Monday on a car theft charge and had entered a not guilty plea in court.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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