DENVER (CBS4)– Two men and one woman have been charged with assault in three separate incidents involving assaults on a peace officer or first responder.

Anthony Dennis has been charged with second-degree assault on a peace officer in connection with allegations that on July 18 he refused to return to his jail cell following a disturbance and spit in the face of a sheriff’s deputy.

Michael Francis has been charged with second-degree assault on a peace officer following allegations that as he was being booked into the Denver Detention Center on July 19 he became upset about not being able to use a phone and punched a sheriff’s deputy and then scratched him and ripped his uniform.

Amber Groessel has been charged with second-degree assault and third-degree assault following allegations that while resisting efforts to take her to the hospital on July 19, she assaulted two emergency medical providers as she hit them, spit on them and scratched them.

Dennis, 25, remains in custody with several pending cases on $50,000 bond. Francis remains in custody on a hold from another jurisdiction on a $10,000 bond and Groessel remains in custody on $10,000 bond. They are scheduled to appear in Denver County Court on July 24 to be formally advised.

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