CRESTVIEW – A woman who grabbed a deputy’s crotch and refused to let go was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and simple assault.

The 35-year-old Crestview woman, whose house was too cluttered to allow officers to enter safely, also armed herself with a hammer before coming out of the house.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies had gone to the home on Sandy Lane after getting a report about a disturbance.

The suspect was in her bedroom, but deputies noted that “excessive clutter” kept them from going in.

On her way out the door, she grabbed a hammer out of a flowerpot.

Deputies disarmed her and placed her in handcuffs, however on her way to the patrol car she turned around and lunged toward a deputy, cussing and yelling. As she was loaded into the ambulance, she grabbed a deputy’s crotch and refused to let go, according to her OCSO arrest report.

The deputy finally freed himself by pushing her away.