(HELENA) A Helena woman is charged with ten felonies following a violent weekend encounter with Helena Police Officers.

Rebecca Jean Frankforter is accused of stealing items from Wal-Mart on Saturday, May 14.

When officers attempted to arrest her, she allegedly punched and bit one officer.

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She is accused of kicking a second officer, biting two more officers and scratched a fifth officer.

When she arrived at the Lewis and Clark County Jail, investigators allegedly found six syringes in her possession.

According to charging documents, Frankforter had methamphetamine, clonazepam, diazepam and lorazepam in her possession at the time of her arrest.

In total Frankforter faces five counts of assault on a police officer which carries a maximum of 20 years in the state prison for each count, and 40 years in prison for a count of robbery.

She also faces a life sentence for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and three counts of possession of dangerous drugs, with maximum sentences of 20 years in prison for of those counts each.

Bond for the 32-year old has been set at $50,000.


REPORTER: Dennis Carlson