A Baker City woman is being held without bail at the Baker County Jail today on multiple charges including attempting to assault a police officer with her vehicle as she drove away from the Safeway parking lot Saturday afternoon, ignoring the officer’s commands to stop.
Brandie Kasinger, 28, of 2627 12th St., is charged with attempted first-degree assault, attempting to elude a police officer, interfering with police, endangering a minor, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, four counts of second-degree criminal trespassing, reckless driving, and Baker County warrants charging her with possession of methamphetamine and second-degree theft.
Kasinger was also arrested on a Union County warrant charging her with failure to appear.
Baker City Police Sgt. Wayne Chastain said today that bail for all the charges is $132,250, but that total is moot because Kasinger also is being held on a no-bail parole violation warrant from Umatilla County.
The incident began at 3:03 p.m. Saturday when Officer Rand Weaver tried to contact Kasinger in the Safeway parking lot regarding multiple outstanding warrants, a Baker City Police press release stated.
Kasinger drove off in a Honda Accord, nearly striking Weaver as he instructed her to stop, police said.
Kasinger drove west on Campbell Street at a high rate of speed endangering motorists Gloria Knadle, 59, of Baker City, and Dione Ashby, 28, of Baker City, Chastain said.
See more in the Oct. 9, 2017, issue of the Baker City Herald.