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Woman accused of hitting child, police officer

July 17, 2022–1:02 p.m.


A 25-year-old Rome woman was arrested Friday after striking a teenager and then hitting a police officer in the face.

According to Floyd County Jail records, Lucero Aguinaga Cortez also pulled the 14-year-old victim’s hair while repeatedly striking her and using abusive language.

The incident occurred at a public carnival on Shorter Avenue.

Cortez is charged with 1st-degree cruelty to children, felony obstruction, simple battery against a police officer, and disorderly conduct.