Huntingburg officers attacked during arrest

Huntingburg — Huntingburg officers were among the victims of a Huntingburg woman’s rage Friday evening.

When officers arrested Breann Beth Campbell, 36, of Pleasant View Dr., Huntingburg, she scratched and kicked at the officers while claiming she had a highly contagious disease.

Officer arrested Campbell after speaking with Robert C. Mathies, 38, of Pleasant View Dr. Mathies called police at about 8:54 p.m., after Campbell allegedly battered him. When officers arrived at Mathies’s residence they observed bloody scratch marks down both sides of his face, scratch marks on his chest and rib cage, and his shirt was tore below his right arm pit. Mathies told police Campbell had also kicked him in the groin.

Emergency medical services responded to Mathies’s residence to treat his injuried.

Officers located Campbell at about 10:22 p.m. on the dance floor at Ron’s Place, 504 N. Van Buren. They escorted her outside for questioning.

When officers placed her in handcuffs, Cambell became combative and started kicking at the officers. They attempted to escort her to the patrol car but Campbell continued to fight with officers by kicking and scratching at the them while claiming she had a highly contagious disease.

After Campbell was placed in the back of a Huntingburg police vehicle, she kicked out the passenger side window.

Police transported Campbell to Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before taking her to the Dubois County Security Center. She was booked in at 9:52 a.m.

Due to Campbell’s claims about being highly contagious, Memorial Hospital treated the officers and as a precaution, will perform blood tests to determine if they have been exposed to any diseases.

Campbell was charged with battery, battery on law enforcement officers, resisting law enforcement, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

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