An Indianapolis lawyer was charged with battery after an incident with her boyfriend, but got into even more trouble when officials found a weapon in her bra while booking her into jail.
Police said Olubunmi Okanlami was hiding a 1 inch pocket knife in her bra. She is charged with 3 felonies, and her status with the Indiana Law Review Board is pending.
She's accused of beating her boyfriend, carrying a concealed weapon and assaulting an officer while she was in the process of being detained.
"She is presumed innocent until proven guilty," said Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi.
Okanlami was arrested Nov. 20 in the 5200 block of East Walunt Street. Her boyfriend lives at the house. Police said she kicked in his front door while he was upstairs sleeping and then went on an attack.
"Pretty bad battery took place," Brizzi said.
Brizzi is now handling the case.
"She tried to push past him at the stairwell, apparently convinced that he was upstairs with another person," he said.
Investigators said Okanlami attacked her boyfriend so bad he ran back upstairs and locked himself in his bedroom to escape.
"He had clumps of his hair and scalp torn from his head. The police observed that on the floor so they took her into custody," Brizzi said.
When officers took Okanlami to the arrestee processing center, she was ordered, by department policy, to walk through a metal detector. That metal detector indicated she was carrying contraband.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Okanlami was escorted to a search room where a female deputy ordered her to remove her clothes and bra. Investigators said Okanlami was wearing two bras and was concealing a folding pocket knife with a one inch blade between them.
"A switch blade that she was carrying in between two bras she was wearing that night," Brizzi said.
Investigators said Okanlami became extremely aggressive after the search. In the charging documents police said she struck a deputy with her open hand in the face and clawed the deputy in the left eye, causing bleeding.
"She's been charged with not only the prisoner possessing a dangerous weapon. which is the switch blade, but also a D Felony battery on the corrections officer," Brizzi said.
Okanlami posted a $5,000 bond. 24-Hour News 8 couldn't get in contact with her. If Okanlami is convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison.
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