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Two Women Arrested After Attacking Evansville Police Officer

Last updated on Saturday, July 6, 2013

(EVANSVILLE) - Two woman are under arrest after an Evansville police officer said he was punched, kicked and beaten by an unruly crowd of people leaving the ShrinerFest on Thursday evening.

Officer Matthew Knight was dispatched to quell a group of about 30 people who started several fights at the festival, according to a police affidavit.

Police arrested Lamiea Gilbert and Rakeyona Carter, who an officer identified as one of the women who attacked Knight.

Gilbert is preliminarily charged with battery of a law enforcement officer with injury, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement. She was held at the Vanderburgh County Jail Friday afternoon on a $2,000 bond.

Carter faces the same charges. She was at the jail Friday afternoon on a $50 bond.

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