GRANT Twp. – A Pennsylvania resident charged with assault with a weapon, was given a delayed sentence.
Chelly Marie Thompson, 58, of Mifflinville, Pa., was given a delayed sentence of a year after her guilty plea to attempted assault with a weapon. Dismissed was a charge of assault with a weapon.
The sentence was handed down to Thompson during a hearing held in Iosco County’s 23rd Circuit Court.
She was also ordered to serve a year of probation and pay assessments of $1,868.
The incident stems from a Jan. 1, 2020 incident, according to the Michigan State Police (MSP).
On that date, at about 11 a.m. troopers were dispatched to a residence on M-55 in Grant Township for an assault in progress.
The incident culminated in the arrest of Thompson.
As noted by the MSP, when the arresting officer arrived at the Grant Township residence, he observed a 56-year-old female victim – a relative of Thompson’s – holding a bloody paper towel on her head and arguing with Thompson.
Police state in court documents that, at the time of the event, the women had been living together for one month.
The victim told authorities that her boyfriend was being yelled at by Thompson for not properly stacking firewood into the wood stove. The woman then yelled at Thompson for the way she was talking to her boyfriend.
The female relative claimed that Thompson threw a coffee cup at her, then came after her and hit her in the head with a metal thermos.
According to the MSP, Thompson admitted to troopers that she hit the woman in the head with a thermos.
Troopers say that they observed a laceration on the woman’s head, after which she was transported to Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City for treatment of her injuries.