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Moorhead woman fled police, punched officer in the face

The 30-year-old had several warrants out for her arrest.
Nicole Gonzales

A Moorhead woman is being held in custody after she punched a police officer in the face as she tried to evade capture.

The incident unfolded just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, when a Moorhead officer on patrol recognized 30-year-old Nicole Gonzales, who had several active warrants out for her arrest.

He initiated a traffic stop, pulling her over on the 400 block of 2nd Avenue South, but as he approached the car she tried to put the car into drive and flee.

She then moved to the passenger side of the car, exited and tried to flee on foot. 

The officer caught up with her a short time later, and in the ensuing altercation she punched him in the face and kicked him in the chest. She was eventually taken into custody, and transported to Clay County Jail.

Police say there was a 9-year-old boy in the back of the car at the time, who was released to family members who came to the scene.

The officer didn't require medical attention.

Gonzales is now facing charges of 4th-degree assault of a peace officer, obstructing the legal process, driving after revocation, and fleeing on foot, as well as possible action over her three active warrants.

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