By Jacob Mathias
An 18-year-old Nekoosa woman faces battery charges after allegedly attacking her parents.
Samantha Mitchell is charged with two counts of battery, a misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of up to nine months imprisonment, or a $10,000 fine or both if convicted. She is also charged with disorderly conduct which carries a maximum sentence of up to 90 days imprisonment, or a $1,000 fine or both.
At her initial appearance in Wood County Circuit Court on November 2, Mitchell pleaded not guilty to all charges.
According to court documents, a Nekoosa Police officer was dispatched to a disturbance on the 400 block of South Section St. in Nekoosa at about 1:00 AM on October 16. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Mitchell’s mother and stepfather with whom she lived.
Earlier that evening, Mitchell was reportedly watching a movie that was deemed inappropriate by her mother. When she refused to turn the movie off, her stepfather turned off the home’s internet connection.
This angered Mitchell who began screaming that she wanted the internet turned back on. She reportedly knocked picture frames and a computer monitor off of a dresser and then threw a metal planter at her mother who was hit in the ribs and had the breath knocked out of her.
She is reported to have struck her stepfather on the chest and arms with her fists and pushed him into a dresser. She also kicked the dog several times though she caused no injuries.
The officer observed scratches on Mitchell’s mother’s left hand and redness on her stepfather’s chest as well as scratches on his arm, shoulder, back and neck.
Mitchell is free on a $1,000 signature bond and is to have no contact with her mother or stepfather.
She returns to court on November 20 at 11:00 AM for a pretrial conference.