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Coralville woman charged with punching nurse

Ashley Michelle Cluney Ashley Michelle Cluney

A Coralville woman faces charges after police say she punched a nurse after being told that DHS was taking custody of her two-month old son.

University of Iowa police were called to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics at 4:12 p.m. on Wednesday after it was reported that a nurse was punched in the face.

According to the criminal complaint, 19-year-old Ashley Michelle Cluney of Coralville was in the hospital where her two-month-old was being treated.  The complaint goes on to say that Cluney got angry when DHS told her they were taking custody of the boy.

Police say that Cluney began yelling and cursing and then punched a nurse who was trying to calm her down.

Cluney is charged with assault causing injury and disorderly conduct.

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