A West York Police patrolman was assaulted by a woman he was arresting Wednesday.

Police responded to the 100 block of North Highland Avenue about noon for report of a wanted woman.

The officer located the woman, Julia Gentry, 22, of the 100 block of North Highland Avenue, and found that she was wanted by Springettsbury Township Police on a retail theft charge, according to borough police.

As the officer was placing handcuffs on Gentry, she became belligerent and started flailing her arms and shoving and kicking the officer, police allege.

Gentry bit the officer's finger, leaving a puncture wound that bled, police said.

The officer was able to put handcuffs on Gentry and put her in the back of a police car where she began spitting and kicking window bars, doors and the partition between the backseat and the driver's cabin, police said.

Gentry is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and resisting arrest. She is free on $2,500 unsecured bail, according to online court documents.