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Cove police: Assault made over gov’t food card

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:30 am

COPPERAS COVE — A woman who police suspect kicked down a door and attacked another woman for a government food card was no longer in Coryell County Jail on Monday.

Justice of the Peace John Guinn arraigned Ila Jean Zimmerman on Friday on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault. Guinn set her bond at $20,000.

On Thursday, Zimmerman reportedly was at a home in the 500 block of West Avenue A, when she kicked open the victim’s front door, an arrest affidavit stated. Zimmerman reportedly screamed that she needed her Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program card.

The victim then told Zimmerman she was breaking and entering and attempted to close the door on the woman, but the victim was hit several times in the process.

The victim’s boyfriend helped the victim close the door, but Zimmerman returned twice to the home and banged on the door while screaming, the affidavit stated.

Police, who responded about 7 p.m. Thursday, noticed the victim had a swollen forehead and her right index finger was injured.

In an unrelated incident, Guinn arraigned Shane Kyle Higgins on Saturday on two charges of abandoning or endangering a child by criminal negligence. Guinn set his bonds at $15,000.

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