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Crime & Courts

Police: Women involved in domestic battery kicked officers

SYCAMORE – A 61-year-old Cortland woman kicked and hit police officers who were trying to serve her an order of protection connected with a domestic battery case, police said.

Shirley Fontana, of the 300 block of South Somonauk Road, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and a single count of resisting arrest Wednesday, according to a news release from the
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. She remained in DeKalb County Jail on Thursday, unable to post 10 percent of her $50,000 bail.

The incident involving two sheriff’s deputies and a Cortland police officer came four days after she allegedly hit her roommate in the head, causing the roommate to stumble and cut a hand in a loose nail on the wall, police said.

The cut required eight stitches, court records show.

According to the roommate’s petition for an order of protection, Fontana threatened to kill the roommate Saturday and burn down the house if she didn’t take her to Walmart.

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