GRANT Twp. – The Michigan State Police (MSP), at about 11 a.m. on Jan. 1, were dispatched to a residence on M-55 in Grant Township for an assault in progress.
The incident culminated in the arrest of Chelly Marie Thompson, 58, of Mifflinville, Pa., who police say was transported to the Iosco County jail, without incident.
According to records from the county’s 81st District Court, Thompson is facing one count of assault with a dangerous weapon (felony assault). If convicted as charged, she could be sentenced to up to four years in prison and/or fines of $2,000.
Thompson was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond and was set to appear in court, at press time, for a probable cause conference.
As noted by the MSP, when the arresting officer arrived at the Grant Township residence, he allegedly 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 alleged 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 allegedly admitted to police 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.