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A local woman was arrested for felony battery Monday morning after allegedly throwing a television at her 74-year-old mother, injuring her leg.

Julie Carol Pierce, 51, of 125 Flint St., was taken into custody at her residence shortly after 11:30 a.m. and charged with second-degree domestic battery, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Pierce, who has no prior felony history, remained in custody Tuesday on zero bond and is set to appear today in Garland County District Court.

According to the probable cause affidavit, shortly before 11 a.m. Monday, Hot Springs police responded to the Flint Street residence regarding a disturbance and upon arrival spoke to the victim and her daughter, identified as Pierce.

Officers noted the victim had an injury to her left leg that was bleeding.

Both Pierce and the victim reportedly stated they had been arguing about Pierce needing money. Her mother denied Pierce the money and Pierce reportedly became "very irate" and began breaking items in the house.

At one point, Pierce allegedly grabbed the living room television and threw it at the victim, hitting her leg and causing the injury. At that time, the victim called police for help.

While officers were speaking to Pierce, she reportedly admitted to throwing the television and was taken into custody. Battery is classified as a class C felony if the victim is over 60 years old.

Local on 05/20/2020

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