E’town woman charged with assaulting mother


An Elizabethtown woman has been arrested and charged with assault after police say she attacked her mother.

Melanie Ross, 46, grabbed her mother at a residence in the 500 block of Sunrise Lane in Elizabethtown, according to Ross’ arrest citation. Ross pulled her mother, clawed her face and then threw her to the ground.

While on the ground, Ross’ mother said Ross proceeded to stomp on her stomach, the citation read. The victim’s husband then pulled Ross away from her mother.

Ross’ mother was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, where an x-ray revealed she had a broken hip, the citation read.

Ross was charged with second-degree assault – domestic violence. Second-degree assault is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison and a $1,000 to $10,000 fine, if convicted.

Ross was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Hardin District Court. Her bond was not set as of Saturday evening.

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