A woman who attacked her daughter-in-law with a grease gun has been ordered to serve 12 days behind bars.
The defendant, Charlene Stafford, 54, had felony assault charges reduced to misdemeanor domestic assault and was sentenced to serve 12 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence. General Sessions Judge Bill Locke directed that she make restitution to her daughter-in-law on the connected vandalism count for damage she caused to her vehicle. She was also directed to pay $350 plus costs, attend DUI Class, perform 24 hours public service work and lose her driver license on a separate count of drunk driving.
According to sheriff’s deputy Tyler Glenn, the victim told him that 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.