Woman who attempted to take gun from officer sentenced to four years

A woman was sentenced to four years in prison this week after being found guilty of harassing a public servant and attempting to take an officer’s weapon.

Cassandra Marie Cirlos, 28, was found guilty of the charges July 10 and sentenced Monday to four years for Harassing a Public Servant and one year for Attempt to Take Weapon from an Officer, a news release states. She will serve the two terms concurrently.

The incident which led to Cirlos’ arrest occurred when a PeƱitas officer made a welfare check. When approached, Cirlos attempted to take the officer’s weapon and spit at the officer, according to the release.