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Authorities: Woman charged after allegedly punching Cerro Gordo Co. correctional officer in face

A woman arrested for public intoxication is facing another charge after she allegedly punched a correctional officer in the face.

Posted: Jul. 5, 2018 11:02 AM
Updated: Jul. 5, 2018 11:03 AM

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – A woman arrested for public intoxication is facing another charge after she allegedly punched a correctional officer in the face.
Misty Whitecotton, 40, of Clear Lake, was arrested early Thursday morning in the 300 block of Main Ave. for public intoxication.
Whitecotton was being moved to another cell when authorities say she struck a correctional officer at the Cerro Gordo County Jail in the face with a closed fist. The victim suffered a black eye, swelling and redness.
She is being held on $5,000 bond.

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