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DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio -- Deputies with the Delaware County sheriff's office arrived at a banquet hall early Saturday morning expecting to break up a fight between a husband and wife. Instead, they were met with breast milk.
Stephanie Robinette, 30, of 110 Daleview Dr. in Westerville, was arrested about 1 a.m. Saturday at Bridgewater Banquet Facility on Sawmill Parkway in Delaware County, according to a sheriff's office news release.
Witnesses and Robinette's husband told deputies that he and his wife were arguing and that she struck him multiple times and then locked herself in their car. He also told them that he and his wife had been at a wedding reception and that she was intoxicated, the sheriff's office said in the news release.
The deputies said Mrs. Robinette began yelling profanities when they approached the car and refused to get out. She then told them she is a breastfeeding mother, removed her right breast from her dress and began spraying deputies and the car with her breast milk, Sheriff Walter L. Davis III said in the news release.
Mrs. Robinette was taken to the Delaware County jail. She faces charges of domestic violence, assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. All are misdemeanors.
She pleaded not guilty to all five charges yesterday in Delaware County Municipal Court and was released from jail on her own recognizance under the conditions that she have no contact with her husband or other witnesses and that she report to the probation department for a mental-health assessment, according to a court official.
During her court appearance, Mrs. Robinette said she is a teacher, WBNS-TV (Channel 10) reported. State records show she teaches at Summit Academy on Columbus' East Side. The school's website says Mrs. Robinette, who has a master's degree, taught second and third grades at the school in the 2010-11 school year. The school specializes in helping children with autism, ADHD and other disorders.
Teachers who are found guilty of certain offenses could face losing their teaching licenses.
No one answered the phone at the Robinettes' home yesterday.
Davis' office referred requests for comment to a second news release. It said Mrs. Robinette could face additional charges, such as harassing a law-enforcement officer with a bodily substance, which is a fifth-degree felony.
"Many factors go into this, including whether deputies were actually hit with the breast milk," Davis said in the release.