Felony charges were filed against a Clark County woman who allegedly broke into a woman's residence and locked the door behind her as she proceeded to attack her on Thanksgiving.
Katherine CheyenneMartin, 19, of 214 Beech St., Gurdon, is charged with burglary and terroristic threatening, both felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of third-degree battery.
Gurdon marshals arrested Martin on the night of Nov. 28 after being dispatched to a residence for a report that someone had entered the residence without permission.
Court documents indicate that Lt. Chris Russell arrived to find the home locked, and that he heard an “active physical altercation" inside.
Russell forced entry and, once inside the home, observed the altercation and separated the two, pulling the victim away from Martin.
An affidavit states that Martin "struck [the victim] in the face, several times, with a closed fist” as Russell restrained the victim.
Martin was then handcuffed, but allegedly said she would return to kill the victim. The affidavit states that Martin continued making the threat as she was escorted to a police vehicle.
The following day, Sgt. Brian Daniel, criminal investigator for the Clark County Sheriff 's Office, conducted an interview with Martin, who told Daniel she went to the victim’s house "for the purpose of engaging in a physical altercation” because the victim "had accused her of stealing $20,” according to the affidavit.
Martin denied making the threats but admitted that she entered the home uninvited, and that she locked the door behind her to keep the victim from leaving and to keep her father out.
For the burglary charge, Martin could face five to 20 years in prison if convicted; for the terroristic threatening charge, she faces up a six-year prison term.
The battery charge is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.