By Joe Bachman
A 34-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of battery by prisoners, after police say she attacked several corrections officers while in holding.
On July 24, multiple calls were made to dispatch from the 1400 block of 29th Ave. South regarding several disturbances involving the defendant, Angie Forqurean, of Wisconsin Rapids. The first call was made when Forqurean told police that a family member that she shared a residence with attempted suicide. An officer arrived to find no evidence of such.
The second call came from the parking lot of a business on E. Riverview Expressway regarding a verbal altercation and an accusation that the same family member struck her. Police found no evidence that she was hit, leading Forquerean to become frustrated to the point where she allegedly slapped herself in the face multiple times.
The third call came again from her residence when Forqurean told dispatch that she took a large amount of pills. Police arrived and transported her to a nearby hospital. After Forqurean was medically cleared, she was taken to Wood County Jail where she made various threats to harm herself and others.
Forqurean was put in a suicide smock and in the process kicked a corrections officer in the ribs, and struck another corrections officer in the hand.
If convicted, Forqurean faces up to 12 years imprisonment and up to $20,000 in fines. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 9.