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Last updated: Tue. Apr. 24, 2012 - 08:28 am EDT

Woman, 37, charged with striking officer

A woman is accused of hitting a Fort Wayne police officer and, in the process, knocking out his contact lens.

Eavonda Pinkston, 37, of the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue, was preliminarily charged Monday with felony battery and misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

According to court papers, Pinkston contacted authorities Sunday to report a disturbance, and when a police officer arrived, she was aggressive toward him while he was investigating. As he was trying to leave, she hit him in the left eye, dislodging his contact lens, court papers stated.

Right away, the officer felt a “slight burning sensation and suffered blurred vision” in that eye, court papers stated.

The officer grabbed Pinkston and told her she was under arrest, but she pulled her arms away from him. The officer then put her on the ground, and with help from other officers, handcuffed her, court papers said.

She was being held Monday at the Allen County Lockup in lieu of $3,250 bail.

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