Guilty plea to jail assault

Coralville woman arrested in July.

Posted: Oct 22, 2018 8:28 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A woman is pleading guilty to punching a Cerro Gordo County jailer in the face.

Misty Lea Whitecotton, 41 of Coralville, was arrested in Clear Lake on July 2 for public intoxication. After being booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail, authorities say she hit a correctional officer in the face with her fist while being moved to a different cell.

The jailer suffered a black eye from the assault.

Whitecotton’s sentencing is set for November 21.

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