A Springfield woman charged with aggravated battery of a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy for an incident during a traffic stop on Tuesday made an appearance in Fayette County Court on Wednesday. 18-year old Adriana E. Brown was admonished on the charges against her during the appearance. Brown is charged with Aggravated Battery as information states Brown allegedly “used her car to inflict road rash and other injuries to Deputy Stevens” after Stevens was drug a distance until he could free himself from Brown’s vehicle after Stevens allegedly detected the odor of cannabis and viewed a baggie containing a white powdery substance before Brown took off from the scene of the traffic stop with Deputy Stevens partially in the vehicle after reaching in to retrieve the alleged narcotics. The count is a Class 2 felony and is punishable by three to seven years in prison. Brown is also charged with one count of reckless conduct, one count of aggravated fleeing and one count of obstruction of justice, all Class 4 felonies that are punishable by one to three years in prison. Brown is also charged with six traffic violations. During her appearance, Brown acknowledged that she would like to be appointed a public defender but would explore the possibility of trying to hire her own attorney. Brown was appointed Public Defender Bill Starnes who was available for the subsequent bond hearing for Brown. Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda Mathis noted that despite the defendant not having a prior criminal history, the incident was of a serious nature and involved an officer being injured and asked that bond be set at $500,000. Starnes countered saying he was seeking bond of $10,000 referencing the no prior criminal history and saying there is no reason to believe that Brown would not show up for any court appearances. Noting both arguments, Judge Don Sheafor set bond for Brown at $150,000. A pre-trial hearing in the matter has been set for May 18 at 11am. Brown remains in the Fayette County Jail.