NL woman allegedly strikes other woman

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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A North Liberty woman was charged Monday after she allegedly struck another woman with a phone.

According to a complaint by North Liberty police, officers were called to 70 Holiday Lodge Road around 6:52 p.m. for a medical response request involving a person who had been hit with a phone and was bleeding.

The complaint said the officer arrived to find the victim, who pays rent at the address, with blood "all over" her face, shirt, and jeans. She had a deep laceration above her right eye and below her left eye, according to police. The injury was consistent with one strike to the face, police said.

The complaint also said the victim stated Diane Halter, 54, allegedly struck her with the phone. Officers located blood on the dining room floor of the residence and a phone on the kitchen counter that had blood on it, according to the complaint. Police said the victim paid rent to Halter and that the two shared the same address.

Halter is charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

—by Matt Starns

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