At 2am on Sunday 28 July, following a call from a witness, police arrived at the club and started searching the parking lot. They came across an unlocked vehicle with the engine running. In the backseat of the vehicle was a sleeping infant – Riley.
Officers went inside the club and brought Samantha outside for questioning, she allegedly told them she only entered to use the restroom. Police could smell alcohol on her, however, and Vaughan told them she drank two shots. A breathalyzer test later that night determined her blood alcohol level was 0.148.
She then allegedly shouted, “You will not take my child an place her with a f—— n—-,” according to the affidavit.
Police put her in handcuffs as she continued to curse, the affidavit says. Samantha also told the officers she came to the club to pick up her husband, whom she sat with while drinking shots.
As authorities told her she was under arrest, she pulled away, dropped to the ground and continued to ‘thrash her body around’.
Eventually, police got her a in patrol car, where she kept yelling and smashed her forehead on a steel bar twice, leaving a small cut that is visible in her booking photo.
Samantha was charged with abandoning or endangering a child with intent to return, resisting arrest and making a terroristic threat against a public servant, according to the affidavit.