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Dover Police Officer Injured After Responding to Domestic Dispute

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 DOVER, Del.- A Dover police officer was injured Saturday evening after responding to a domestic dispute, according to authorities.

Dover police said that just after 7 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to South Governors Avenue for a reported domestic dispute between a 35-year-old man and 32-year-old Elaina Smith of Dover.

Police said that when officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that Smith and the victim were involved in an argument when Smith left the victim's vehicle and broke a passenger-side window. Police said Smith then allegedly punched the victim in the face.

Authorities said that when police arrived on the scene, an officer confronted Smith in an effort to take her into custody, but was then punched in the face by Smith, possibly breaking the officer's nose. Police said these actions were done in front of Smith's children.

Smith was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child, offensive touching, criminal mischief under $1,000 and disorderly conduct. She is being held at Baylor Women's Correctional Facility on a $7,250 secured bail.

Authorities said the officer who was assaulted was evaluated for his injuries at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and released later in the evening.



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