FOREST CITY | A Forest City woman is accused of kicking a police officer in the groin while being arrested early Wednesday at the Heritage Park campgrounds.

Dawn Marie Baker, 37, has been charged with misdemeanor counts of assault on a police officer, unlawful possession of a prescription drug, public intoxication (third offense) and interference with official acts.

Two off-duty police officers were working security at Heritage Park when they received a report shortly after 1 a.m. about an intoxicated woman at the campgrounds, Forest City Police Chief Douglas Jenson said in a news release. 

The woman had been yelling and causing a scene, according to the police department's criminal complaint.

As officers approached the woman, she reportedly fled on foot on Heritage Lane.

When officers detained her, she kicked one of then in the groin, according to the complaint. 

She also had Duloxetine in her possession which was not contained in a prescription bottle, the complaint states.

Baker was transported to the Kossuth County Jail by the Forest City Police Department because the Winnebago County Jail was unavailable, according to Jenson.

Baker was held overnight and released on her own recognizance the next day. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 15.


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