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Police: Woman hits husband in face in front of officer

August 8, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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Jessica M. Claypool, 25

A Butler County woman is accused of hitting her husband in the face — in front of a city police officer.

Moments earlier Thursday night, police said, Jessica M. Claypool, 25, had found another woman underneath a bed at the couple's apartment on Mercer Street.

Police arrested Claypool in connection with the suspected case of domestic violence. District Judge Lewis Stoughton arraigned her on a charge of simple assault. She was placed in the Butler County Prison on $5,000 bail following arraignment.

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