Woman assaults 3 officers following birthday bash brawl

Stock image | St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A 42-year-old woman’s birthday celebration Saturday night turned into a physical altercation between attendees, which subsequently led to the woman’s arrest after she allegedly assaulted three responding police officers.

Patti Ann Green, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Jan. 16, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Patti Ann Green, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Jan. 16, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to reports of a gang-related fight in progress near 1600 W. Meadow View Lane in St. George where eight-nine people were reported fighting with several adult men kicking and punching a man on the ground, according to a probable cause statement filed by the St. George Police Department in support of the arrest.

When police arrived, two of the men who had been reported as fighting ran inside the home, the report stated, while officers approached Patti Ann Green, her ex-husband and her 17-year-old son.

The 17-year-old began to quickly walk away as officers ordered him to stop, the statement reads. When officers went to grab his arm to detain him, Green began yelling and swung her right fist toward an officer’s face.

“I was unable to avoid the strike and I was hit on the lower left jaw just above my chin,” the arresting officer wrote in the statement. “I released the juvenile and put my hands up to defend myself as I side stepped to my right to create distance from Patti. Patti continued to throw multiple strikes towards my head with both her fists.”

Green threw at least five more punches at the officer, the report read, striking his hands and arms as he protected his face. Then, Green’s ex-husband grabbed her from behind and told her to stop according to the statement.

“As she spun towards him,” the officer wrote, “Patti struck (her ex-husband) on the left temple of his head with her right fist.”

Green reportedly calmed down and went inside the home while officers waited for other units to respond, the report stated. Green then returned outside and began walking toward the street as officers told her to stop. Green began screaming and throwing punches at officers as they tried to detain her.

“Patti’s right fist struck the left side of my face in between my left eye and left ear,” the officer wrote.

Two officers were then able to get Green to the ground while a third officer handcuffed her, according to the report. The more officers told Green to stop screaming, the louder she yelled.

“Patti swore at us,” the officer wrote, “and called us ‘honkies’ and made racial comments about us being white officers.”

Green refused to get up from the ground on her own and walk to the patrol car, according to the statement. She continued to struggle with officers by dropping her body weight and kicking her legs, forcing officers to have to pick Green up by the belt-line of her pants and carry her to the car. She then refused to get in the car and resisted by tensing her body and standing straight.

Green was eventually placed into the patrol car and transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

She was booked and charged with four class A misdemeanors for assault against a police officer; three class B misdemeanors for interference with arresting officer and assault; and a class C misdemeanor for disorderly conduct.

Green was released from custody on $10,580 bail.

According to Utah Court documents, this was not the first time police were called to a fight in which Green was allegedly involved.

In April 2014, police were called to the Riverside Apartments in St. George on several complaints of three people physically fighting on a balcony, according to court documents, during which Green allegedly assaulted a man and bit a woman.

Green reportedly resisted police as they attempted to arrest her and she allegedly kicked an officer in the shin. She was convicted of assault by a prisoner, interference with an arresting officer and intoxication.

In June 2011, Green was arrested and charged with assault and domestic violence but those charges were later dismissed. Green’s criminal record shows convictions for alcohol- and drug-related offenses, among others charges.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews

Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2016, all rights reserved.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!


  • ladybugavenger January 20, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Come on officer, you shouldn’t grab a minor with momma bear right there.

    • .... January 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      That wasn’t a mamma bear…it was an idiot !

  • .... January 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I wonder if her kids are white ?

    • ladybugavenger January 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      If they were black…Obama and Al Sharpton would be involved. Duh, of course they’re white.

    • Mean Momma January 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Her kids are mixed, half black and half white. This woman is such an idiot. She used to be a nurse and seemed to have a good thing going for her. Now she lost her dang mind!

  • Ron January 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Alright….who lit Patti Green’s … string?
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • Bender January 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Bender understands the Palin family out of Wasilla, Alaska was also in attendance.

    • .... January 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Hey Palin’s family is more civilized than that pathetic mental case. yeah they need to lock that up !

  • Jeanne January 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Does it really matter what race they are just know that the cops are lying about everything. She didn’t hit her ex-husband. She was protecting the son. He was taken the food back into the house and the cop didn’t know who was fighting or what was going on. First off some of the cops in St. George make it really hard for anyone to trust cops out here. There are some good ones around but d…*. It just funny how they are saying the ones that was fighting ran in the house but they didn’t get arrested for anything. That cop was just mad cause he didn’t know what the h…* was going on. Just for the record St. George PD can really go to h…*. They are so full of themselves. If you wasn’t there to see the whole thing then shut the h…* up. What is bad the first thing was that is was gang related that bull….* as well. Had nothing to do with gangs,
    *Ed. ellipses

    • .... January 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Hey Jeanne….I wonder if her kids are white ? Ha ha you got edited loser ! …by the way do you eat with that filthy mouth ?

    • 42214 January 20, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Jeanne, get your head out of your rectum, you’ll breathe better

    • IDIOT COMMENTERS January 20, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      meth… not even once (Jeanne didn’t listen).

      TRUMP 2016

    • Mercedes garcia April 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm


  • sagemoon January 20, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    What a loser. She sounds rabid. People who assault others belong in jail.

  • Jeanne January 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I didn’t say hitting a cop was right what I said is you wasn’t there then don’t open your mouth to the situation …. You just mad cause you know she can kick your butt is that a better way of saying it. And sagemoon you can kiss my … as well. Both you need a life if all you do is comment on what people do in this town.
    Ed. ellipses.

    • 42214 January 21, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Jeanne, you seem like a mature, well educated person. You shouldn’t waste your time here. You should be writing op ed pieces for the Wall Street Journal or teaching at Stanford.

    • sagemoon January 21, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      You may not have explicitly said hitting a cop was right but you implied it by saying cops can’t be trusted and SGPD is “so full of themselves.” When you make statements like that, it sure sounds like you are supporting the assault of police officers. And defending a rabid woman with your foul mouth makes me suspect you are a relative which is not surprising since you sound rabid, too. By the way, were you there? Did you see all this go down or just take Patti’s side of the story as truth? The woman has been in a lot of scrapes over the years. She has the heart of a criminal. Rabid. Just like I suspect you are. Her poor kid had a problem with the cop because SHE had a problem with the cop. I hope he moves out someday and forgets all the BS his mommy taught him about cops being the bad guys.

  • .... January 21, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    She belongs in prison !

    • Mean Momma January 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

      She really does, I mean enough is enough already, and take a few of her kids with as well. I’m tired of always reading about their arrests. Keep them!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.