Woman jailed after using an infant as shield

Atmore woman uses 1-month old to hold off fight with police; the baby not injured

An Atmore woman was arrested on multiple charges after being accused of using a 1-month old infant as a shield as she tried to fight with police.

Sarah Maria Gardner, 22, 302 Everette St., was arrested June 14 and charged with assault II, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and obstructing justice. She was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton and later issued a $10,000 bond.

Atmore police said the incident began about 7:15 p.m. on June 13, when an officer on routine patrol on Jack Springs Road observed a male and female in the road arguing. When the o...