Sedalia Police arrested a 34-year-old woman who reportedly refused to leave a room at Bothwell Regional Health Center’s ER.

Police say they made contact just after 2:30 p.m. on October 2 with Cassandra Howard and explained that she either needed to leave the ER or she would be arrested for trespassing. Howard refused to leave, according to police, and was arrested.

According to police, Howard appeared to be under the influence, and was placed on a 12-hour protective custody hold.

Pettis County Sheriff's Department