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Charges Dismissed After Domestic Incident

A woman admits to slapping her children's father, but prosecutors dismissed the charges Friday instead of charging her.

Caledonia police say a 32-year-old woman admitted to slapping her her children's father during an argument, but charges against her were dismissed.

Kristen Furrer was expecting to be charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, domestic abuse assessments. She could have faced up to 90 days in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, Caledonia officers responded early Friday morning to an apartment in the 4300 block of Kennedy Drive for a call of a domestic disturbance reported by neighbors. When police arrived, they could hear a man and a woman yelling at each other and children screaming followed by the sound of several open-hand slaps.

Officers say they heard a woman - later identified as Furrer - say, "Where the (expletive) do you think you're going?" and "Just give me the keys.  I need to leave. Last time you did this (expletive) I went to jail.” Police knocked on the door and announced themselves, but when no one answered, officers kicked in the door.

Inside, police found a man, Furrer and two children. Furrer reportedly admitted that she slapped the man and didn't know officers were just outside the door when she hit the man. She also told officers that the argument before the slaps was "mutual," the complaint reads.

The man told police he arrived home at approximately 12:30 a.m. and found both of his children awake and Furrer sitting on the couch watching TV and drinking beer. Officers say the man told them he often comes home from work to find the home unclean, the children awake and Furrer drinking.

When Furrer appeared in court Friday, prosecutors asked the court commissioner to dismiss the charges without prejudice, which means Furrer could face this charge in the future.
me October 07, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Hmmm....... they only let snitches/drug dealers off on stuff like this

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