Alton woman charged in tasing of deputy

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ALTON, IL (KPLR) – An Alton woman is accused of tasing a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy.  Marquita Darris is charged with aggravated battery of a police officer, along with other charges.

Prosecutors say Darris struggled with the deputy when he tried to arrest her on several outstanding warrants.

He shot his taser at her, but investigators say it had no effect on her.

During the struggle the deputy dropped the taser and Darris grabbed the taser and shot the deputy several times.

The deputy eventually grabbed his gun, and Darris dropped the taser.