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Normal man struck police officer in face, prosecutors say

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BLOOMINGTON – Seven battery counts have been filed against a Normal man.

James E. Carlson, 50, is accused of hitting a household and family member six times between Sept. 12 and Oct. 4.

Prosecutors said he also struck a Normal police officer in the face Oct. 5 after the family member alerted police.

Carlson is charged with one count of class 2 felony aggravated battery, three counts of class 3 felony aggravated battery and three counts of misdemeanor domestic battery.

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He remains jailed in lieu of posting $15,035.

An arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 29.

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Contact Kade Heather at 309-820-3256. Follow him on Twitter: @kadeheather


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