Woman charged with battery
An Illinois woman remains in jail on a $5,000 cash bond after reportedly kicking a deputy.
Penny L. Crawford, 44, Wilmington, Illinois, is charged in Waupaca County with felony battery to an officer and resisting an officer.
On Thursday, Oct. 25, Waupaca County Deputy Curtis Much was dispatched to a home on the 400 block of Grove Street in Manawa in response to a domestic complaint.
When Much arrived at the scene, he met with Wayne Frazier, 39, who had a bleeding cut on his cheek.
According to the criminal complaint, Frazier told Much that he was cut by a chipped glass bowl when it fell out of a cupboard.
He also reportedly claimed his girlfriend’s name was “April Anderson” and that she already left the house.
Manawa Police Officer Casey Fields was also at the scene to assist.
Much searched the residence and found a woman “in the bedroom walk-in closet curled up underneath a blanket, hiding,” the complaint says.
Much reported that she appeared highly intoxicated.
The woman initially said she was “April Anderson,” but eventually the officers identified her as Penny Crawford. She had a drug-related extraditable warrant through Illinois, according to the complaint.
As he was arresting Crawford, Much reported that she began pulling away from him.
Fields tried to hold Crawford’s right arm, but she was flailing her arms and swearing at the officers.
She then allegedly kicked Much in the groin area.
Fields reported that when he told Frazier that he appeared to be lying about Crawford’s identity, Frazier said, “I will do anything to protect my woman.”
Frazier is charged with misdemeanor obstructing an officer.