A woman faces felony assault charges for allegedly assaulting her daughter-in-law with a grease gun.
The woman, Charlene Stafford, 54, is charged with aggravated domestic assault and vandalism for the attack that happened at a residence on Short Mountain Road.
According to sheriff’s deputy Tyler Glenn, the victim said her mother-in-law was under the influence of an intoxicant when she attempted to attack her.
“She attempted to assault her by chasing her from her home and taking possession of a metal grease gun,” the deputy explained, noting the victim ran for her car to fend off the attack but to no avail. “After she reached her 2011 Nissan Altima and attempted to get inside for her safety, Charlene Stafford began to damage the vehicle by hitting it several times with the metal grease gun.”
The deputy said the grease gun inflicted damage to the hood, roof and side of the car, as well as shattering the windshield. There is damage estimated at over $1,000 to the car.
Stafford fled the scene after her daughter-in-law called 911.