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Deputy recovers after being attacked by woman with bottle

July 9, 2018 GMT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta sheriff’s deputy is recovering after being attacked by a woman with a glass bottle.

Local news media report that Newton County Deputy Moedjirah Vandelisle was called to a home Saturday after someone reported a family member trying to kill herself.

When Vandelisle arrived, the sheriff’s office says she was attacked by 38-year-old Karen Lynn Anders.

The sheriff’s office says Anders continued fighting after other emergency personnel arrived.

After being hit, kicked and struck on the neck with a bottle, Vandelisle was taken by helicopter to an Atlanta hospital. She was later released.

Anders was taken to a hospital and later booked into jail. She’s charged with aggravated battery and felony obstruction of an officer and remains jailed on $15,000 bail. It’s unclear if Anders has a lawyer.