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Waukesha woman charged with attacking others at N.A. meeting

 An 18-year-old Waukesha woman could face more than 16 years in prison after allegedly attacking several people, including arresting officers, following a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in the City of Waukesha.

Samantha A. Mueller was charged on March 14 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with physical abuse of a child, attempted battery of a peace officer, resisting an officer, causing injury, two counts of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint:

City of Waukesha police were dispatched to St. Luke’s Church, 300 Carroll St. in Waukesha, after receiving reports that a fight had broken out outside the church following a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

An officer made contact with a group of people standing in the parking lot who said that Mueller had hit several people after the meeting. Mueller told police that people at the meeting had been “trash talking” her and calling her names through text messages.

An officer made contact with a 25-year-old woman who said that Mueller allegedly started punching another 23-year-old woman after the meeting.

The 23 year old was able to get away, at which point Mueller allegedly yelling at another girl, asking her if she wanted to fight. Mueller then allegedly started swinging at the 25-year-old, punching her twice in the neck. While fighting the 25-year-old, Mueller allegedly also punched a 16-year-old boy in the face.

An officer told Mueller to place her hands behind her back and instead she allegedly started yelling at the crowd gathered outside the church. When another officer tried to blanket her arms, she allegedly pulled away and began swinging her fists at him.

Her punches missed and an officer was able to force her onto the ground. She kept throwing punches at the two officers, who tried to debilitate her with “hand strikes.” They were ineffective, but she was subdued after one of the officers struck her with a knee.

One officer was bleeding from his hand after the fight and the other said he felt pain in his right knee. Both officers were treated at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

Mueller allegedly told an officer after being arrested that she “blacked out” during the fight and was just, “going off.”

If convicted of all charges, Mueller could face more than 16 years in prison, $45,000 in fines, or both.

Her next expected court date is March 28.

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