A Summit County Sheriff's Office deputy was struck in the face and injured Friday by a woman taken to Summa Akron City Hospital for an evaluation, the department said.
The 21-year-old Cleveland woman was retrieved from the middle of a Coventry Township road, where she had lain down. When questioned by the deputy, she indicated a desire to harm herself, the department said.
When she was taken to the hospital, she became combative while being processed and struck the deputy, according to the department. The extent of the deputy's injuries was not immediately available.
The woman was charged with felonious assault on a peace officer.
This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Summit sheriff's deputy struck in face by woman at Akron hospital