Local woman accused of assaulting 17-year-old girl

BY DI STAFF | JULY 26, 2012 6:30 AM

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A local woman has been accused of assault.

Shawnta Jackson, 25, 20401 Highway 6 E. No. 4006, was charged June 4 with assault causing bodily injury.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, police officials responded to 2320 Taylor Drive about an assault. Jackson and another female allegedly attacked a 17-year-old female.

The victim was in an argument with Jackson while working at Taco Bell in Iowa City. Jackson allegedly followed the victim near her house and assaulted her near the 2100 block of Broadway.
According to the complaint, Jackson and the other female struck the victim several times in the face

causing several small lacerations and a black eye. The victim ran back to the house and reportedly called law enforcement.

The victim is fearful of the two females and thinks they will attack her again, the complaint said.

Assault causing bodily injury is a serious misdemeanor.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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