Crime

Police: Woman kicked deputies five times

A South Miami woman faces 10 felony charges after battling with deputies Saturday, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports.

Susana Lima, 44, was charged with eight counts of committing battery on a police officer after she reportedly kicked five deputies at the Plantation Key Detention Center and spit at three officers.

She also was charged violently resisting arrest and smuggling contraband into a jail.

Deputies answered a 3:15 p.m. call to a report of a domestic argument outside the Tom Thumb score at mile marker 88.5 on Plantation Key.

Lima was found in a car with Richard Cifuentes of Miami. A Miami-Dade court in November ordered Lima to stay away from Cifuentes after a violent argument, deputies learned.

"Lima did have contact with Cifuentes as they were observed in the same vehicle," Deputy Paul Rocha wrote.

At the jail, Lima reportedly began to kick at the patrol car and at deputies. When restrained, she turned and spit at deputies, according to the report.

"Lima repeatedly stated she wanted to hurt herself and deputies," Rocha said.

Lima was strapped into a restraint chair with a "spit mask" placed on her head. Bond initially was set at $26,000.

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