A Winamac woman faces a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer. Donna Fay Campbell, 36, is accused of hitting, kicking and throwing a can of Pepsi at Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Michelle Jackson when she responded to a home in the 4400 block of County Road 600 West Wednesday afternoon. The home owner called the sheriff’s department when Campbell showed up at his home on foot and claimed she had been beaten. The arrest report indicates Campbell did not appear to be injured and was part of an Adult Protective Services case. Jackson telephoned Campbell’s guardian, who said she had been in the yard and wandered off. Campbell got upset when she heard Jackson telling a dispatcher that her guardian was on the way. She swore at the deputy, according to the police report, threw a can of Pepsi at her, swung a closed fist and hit her in the chest and kicked her in the shin. Jackson took Campbell to the ground, handcuffed her, helped her into her patrol car and took her to jail without further incident.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.