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Woman faces battery upon a peace officer charge

By: Jamel Valencia
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A woman who allegedly kicked a Las Cruces police officer in the knee was jailed. 


Police say the officer was dispatched to the scene of an altercation between a mother and daughter around 4 a.m. Friday.

While the officer was escorting the daughter, 20-year-old Jessica Fernandez, to his patrol unit, he alleges that Fernandez kicked him twice in the knee.

The officer suffered bruising to his knee but was not seriously injured.

Fernandez was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $5,000.

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