By Austin L. Miller
Published: Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 6:52 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 6:52 p.m.
A 38-year-old woman who allegedly beat up an 85-year-old woman in an argument was arrested for battery on a person over 65, according to deputies.
When Deputy Rodney Counts arrived at a Lake Weir Gardens residence, he saw scratches on the left side of an elderly woman, whose left hand was bruised and swollen.
The victim told the deputy that when she went to check on her granddaughter at her residence, she noticed she was passed out on the couch. The victim said there was an argument between her and the defendant, Rebecca Miller, who was also at the home, and she was struck numerous times.
The blows, the woman said, knocked her glasses off and her hearing aids out of her ears.
In defending herself, the woman said she struck the younger woman. Unable to call 911 because she was being hit, the woman said she managed to flee the residence and ran to a neighbor’s home, where deputies were called.
Miller, in her interview, told the deputy the elderly woman struck her several times, and even hit her with a trash can. The deputy said the marks on Miller’s chest did not match her story, and she was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail.