A 30-year-old rural Ottawa woman was arrested Sunday evening after reportedly striking a 33-year-old Ottawa man several times with a walking cane, according to a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office report.
Renee DeCock was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, battery on law enforcement and obstruction of the legal process, the sheriff’s report said.
An altercation broke out shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday in the 3300 block of Marshall Road between DeCock and the victim, which escalated into DeCock reportedly breaking out the windows of the man’s RV and striking him repeatedly with a cane, Lt. Curtis Hall, with the sheriff’s office, said in the report.
DeCock was being held in Franklin County Jail without bond Monday afternoon, pending a court appearance.
Sunday’s incident was not DeCock’s first brush with the sheriff’s office.
In August, DeCock jumped into the Marais des Cygnes River to elude deputies who were trying to question her about an alleged domestic disturbance in the 3100 block of Iowa Road.
The report of a domestic disturbance turned out to be unwarranted, the sheriff’s office determined. But during the course of the deputies’ interview with DeCock, they said she became uncooperative, ran from the officers and jumped into the river near the Kiefer’s Dam area, according to The Herald’s archives.
Deputies remained in verbal contact with DeCock who eventually swam back to shore, where she was arrested on suspicion of obstruction of the legal process, the sheriff’s report said.