A Geneva woman faces charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property after she reportedly attacked her husband, who had taken her cellphone.
Geneva police arrested Melissa Oehlerking, 37, of Geneva on charges of domestic battery bodily harm, battery insulting or provoking contact and criminal damage to property around 11 p.m. Aug. 30 at a residence in the 400 block of Woodward Avenue, reports said.
According to the synopsis, Oehlerking's husband was sleeping in the master bedroom when he was awakened by her, who was sending a text message on her cellphone. The man asked who she was talking to and "a verbal altercation ensued," reports said.
After the altercation, the victim took the cellphone, reports said. Oehlerking “became enraged and began pushing and shoving” the victim. She then “jumped on his back, scratched his chest with her fingernails, and attempted to tear the undergarments off his body,” reports said.
The victim ran into another room and locked the door, and Oehlerking pursued him, “at which time (she) damaged a glass window to the back door,” reports said.
The man ran to his vehicle and later returned to the residence to see Oehlerking cleaning up the glass, reports said. The value of the property damage was estimated at $150.
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