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June 17, 2013
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Swearing leads to altercation, arrests at Gaddis Park in Roseburg

An altercation which began with an argument about swearing at children ended with the arrest of two Roseburg women at Gaddis Park in Roseburg about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Roseburg police say a woman was pushed off her bike and her cellphone taken while she attempted to call 911 as the confrontation escalated.

Tanna Cornutt, 23, and Tabatha Swenson, 25, both of Roseburg were arrested on suspicion of harassment.

Swenson was additionally suspected of interfering with making a police report.

Cornutt and Swenson were walking along the path and began cursing at some kids that were with them, according to a police report. They were confronted by a 33-year-old Roseburg woman and a 35-year-old Roseburg man, who told them not to curse in front of the children.

Cornutt allegedly pushed the man and Swenson allegedly took the cellphone from the woman while she was dialing 911. Swenson then allegedly pushed the woman off her bicycle.

Cornutt and Swenson were arrested without incident.

Swenson was booked into the Douglas County Jail and held in lieu of $8,750 bail. Cornutt was cited and released.


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