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Woman faces domestic charges

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Rural Clay County woman faces allegations of criminal recklessness and domestic battery stemming from an incident at her Center Point home Dec. 4.

According to records at the Clay County Courthouse, Betty C. Matherly, 66, got into a physical altercation with an unidentified male victim, allegedly scratching and hitting him with a cast on her arm.

When the two exited the house, Matherly told officers who responded to the scene that she intended to hit him with her van.

Officials told The Brazil Times the victim was not treated for any injuries at the scene, but they were unaware if he sought medical treatment later.

Taken into custody and transported to Clay County Justice Center, Matherly was preliminarily booked on domestic battery, criminal recklessness and invasion of privacy charges with a cash bond of $7,000 (no 10 percent allowed).

After a case review by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office, Matherly was formerly charged in Clay Superior Court with two counts of A misdemeanor, including domestic battery and criminal recklessness Monday.

She appeared via videoconference from the CCJC.

A no contact order was issued on behalf of the victim.

Matherly advised the court she would hire private counsel and a jury trial was tentatively scheduled for Feb. 24.

With bond reduced to $5,000 (with 10 percent allowed), Matherly has since bonded out to await further court proceedings in the matter.

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she was probably knocking some sense into him!!! Go Granny!!!

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Dec 10, 2009, at 10:19 PM

OMG! I know someone that had domestic battery charges and did not do a thing and she was charged with a Class D Felony. This woman admitted that she intended to hit him with her van. So she is just getting off with a Class A Misdemeanor? I mean call me crazy shouldn't she get a little more than that.

-- Posted by time2growup on Fri, Dec 11, 2009, at 9:57 AM

meth. brings out the worst in people....JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS

-- Posted by Sand mann on Fri, Dec 11, 2009, at 2:14 PM

Sand mannnnnn, where does the article say anything about meth or drugs?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Dec 11, 2009, at 4:27 PM

I know both of these people and trust me he's as stupid as she looks! He has a scar going from his elbow to his wrist from her in the 70's. He had a chance to get away from her and have a loving family but he is living the life he chose. Sorry Art Wells no sympathy for you!

-- Posted by houseofhate on Sat, Dec 12, 2009, at 6:51 PM

time2growup- I guess that would depend on whether or not he deserved to be run over with her van!

-- Posted by dana67 on Mon, Dec 14, 2009, at 4:21 PM

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