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Fight turns physical, woman allegedly smashes roommate's head

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) - A 31-year-old woman is behind bars, accused of beating up her roommate.

Coralville police says Christina Sipes attacked her roommate in their mobile home early Monday morning, slamming Cindy Hook's head into a grill -- and during the altercation a TV dropped onto her head.

Hook says Sipes had only been living with her for 5-6 weeks.

She says the altercation started outside their mobile home after Sipes became upset with her.

"She was drunk," said Hook. "She initially attacked me on the front porch, and she just got very violent."

Hook says she was punched and slammed, eventually giving Sipes only two options.

"Either she can call her 'boy toy' and he can come get her, or I'm calling the police," said Hook.

She says somehow the fight made its way inside their home -- and before police made it, Sipes attacked her again.

"She slammed me into the movie cabinet and that TV right there fell on my head," Hook said. "The impact took my head straight down."

She says Sipes took a couple more jabs at her, kicking, biting and screaming.

Even once officers arrived, the police report says Sipes wasn't done putting up a fight.

The report says she refused to follow officers' orders -- and even in handcuffs, she kicked an officer in the leg.

"Scratches on my face, there are some scratches and stuff on my neck," said Hook. "I have a concussion and I have chunks of hair missing."

Hook was taken to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics for treatment.

"It was a very scary moment for me," said Hook. "Complete disregard for anybody or anything, including my small children."

Hook says she took Sipes in because Sipes claimed she was trying to get her life together.

She says Sipes never acted belligerent or violent in the past.

Sipes is charged with domestic assault with injury and interference with official acts.

As of Monday evening, she was still booked in the Johnson County Jail on a $1,000 cash-only bond.
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