Springfield woman allegedly assaults man for bashing Barack Obama

A Springfield woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly assaulted a man she knows for bashing former President Barack Obama, according to a police report.

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Carla J. Carter, 51, has been charged with domestic violence and assault, court records said. She appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday and the case was continued until Feb. 23.

Police officers were called to the Kroger store on North Limestone Street at about 9 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a domestic violence incident. A man told police he was eating dinner at El Toro on North Bechtle Avenue when he was allegedly assaulted by Carter after she became upset about political statements he had made. The man’s face was red below his left cheek where he was struck, the report said.

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Officers then went to the 2200 block of Shawnee Boulevard to speak with Carter. She told police she became upset after the man allegedly began making inappropriate statements about former President Barack Obama. When she tried to speak up, the man allegedly told her: “Shut the (expletive) up cause you didn’t vote and have no right to talk,” the report said.

Carter told police she became highly upset and admitted to officers she began waving her hands in the air and hit the man in the face. She allegedly then began taunting the man to put her in jail for hitting him in the face, the report said.


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