Officer attacked after taking child into custody

Courtney Turner (left) and Faneshea Turner (right)
Courtney Turner (left) and Faneshea Turner (right)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne couple face felony charges.  Authorities say the man and woman fought a female officer trying to take their daughter into custody.

Courtney and Faneshea Turner face charges of battery resulting in injury to a police officer and resisting law enforcement.

It started with an officer responding to the 3500 block of Bowser Avenue on Saturday because of an accident.  The officer arrived to find dozens of people standing around yelling at each other.  As the officer was breaking up the fighting a 12-year-old kept yelling and cussing at the officer.  She told the girl to get inside the house.  That’s when the girl started fighting with another girl.

The officer took the 12-year-old into custody but that’s when the Turner’s became violent towards the officer – pulling her hair, kicking and punching her.

Backup eventually arrived.  Courtney and Faneshea were both taken into custody.

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