Rapid City woman wielding hand saw, sledgehammer caught with meth

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RAPID CITY, S.D. - When officers got a call about a woman behaving erratically, they found an unusual sight Thursday morning.

Police were dispatched to 1601 Haines Ave. for a report of a woman with a sledgehammer and a knife. Jodene Roach, 39, was spotted near Curtis Street and Haines Avenue, holding a hand saw in one hand and a sledgehammer in the other.

At police command to drop the weapons, Roach complied. But she refused to get on the ground. Officers were able to restrain her and place her into handcuffs.

Roach was also found to be in possession of a small bag containing methamphetamine. She was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance.

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