Darlene Ann Higginbotham, 54 of Rome, was arrested on Thursday after she allegedly physically attacked a Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy while causing a riot in the jail.

Reports stated that Higginbotham hit the officer with a closed fist in the face and then proceeded to bite another officer on the hand knowing she is infected with the HIV virus.

Higginbotham is charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, reckless conduct (HIV) and three counts of obstruction and rioting in a penal institution.