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Woman charged with punching police officer, kicking him in Woodstock

Valissa A. Moore, 52, of Woodstock.

An intoxicated woman allegedly battered a bar employee and then struck an officer in the chest and kicked him several times in Woodstock last weekend, officials said.

Valissa A. Moore, 52, of the 800 block of North Seminary Avenue in Woodstock, was charged with one count of aggravated battery to a peace officer, a Class 2 felony.

The Woodstock Police Department received a call around 11:36 p.m. March 6 to Main Street PourHouse, 214 Main Street, on the Woodstock Square for an intoxicated subject.

Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Parsons told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers met with employees at the businesses who asked them to remove Moore due to her level of intoxication.

Officers met with the woman and asked her to leave the establishment. They also offered her a ride home, Parsons said.

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Moore became belligerent towards the officers and left the area. She then attempted to go to another establishment but they refused to let her in.

Moore returned to the Main Street PourHouse and when the employees tried to deny her entry, she battered one of them, Parsons said.

A police officer intervened and Moore struck him in the chest with her hand, causing his body camera to fall off of him.

She continued to kick and strike the officer multiple times as she was placed under arrest, Parsons added. The officer and bar employee were both uninjured.

Moore remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $20,000 bond. Her public defender has filed a motion seeking to reduce her bond.

A bond hearing scheduled for Tuesday and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday.