Woman Caught Up in Fatal Police Shooting Pleads Guilty to Unrelated Charges

By: Kallie Cart; Amanda Barren Email
By: Kallie Cart; Amanda Barren Email

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman from Kanawha County who was involved in a chase that ended with a Charleston police officer's death is in court Tuesday.

However, it doesn't have anything to do with the death of Patrolman Jerry Jones.

Natasha Light is in court on charges from an incident back in May.

Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants tells WSAZ.com Light pleaded guilty to two counts of battery on a police officer and fleeing from police.

The charges stem from an incident that happened in Kanawha City when police caught up with her when she was violating a domestic violence petition.

West Virginia State Police arrested Light again Monday night on unrelated charges. Light was charged after police say she became "belligerent, profane, and combative" cursing at police and kicking them when they showed up to arrest her husband, Jeremy Light.

Light is now charged with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.



KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Natasha Light, the woman who was inside a truck with the man killed Sept. 13 in a police shooting that also claimed a Charleston Police officer's life, was arrested again Monday night by West Virginia State Police.

Light was charged with battery on a police officer, and other charges are expected.

"They're not very professional -- the Charleston police," Light said during her arraignment.

Also arrested in the incident was Light's husband Jeremy Light, who's a convicted sex offender. Police said Jeremy Light hit an officer in the leg, and Natasha Light began struggling with officers as they attempted to take the couple into custody.

State Police officers said the initial reason for the arrest is because Jeremy Light was not staying at the residence he was supposed to, which is a violation of law for sex offenders.

At the time of the Sept. 13 shooting that claimed the life of Charleston Police Patrolman Jerry Jones, Natasha Light claimed that she was trapped in the truck with Brian Good, who also died in the incident, and was afraid for her life.

Court documents, however, show a troubled past -- one that includes battery on a police officer.


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