An Eau Claire woman is accused of pushing her disabled mother out of a wheelchair during an argument and hitting her in the back.
Michelle E. Gritzmacher-Ring, 40, 5124 Renee Court, was charged Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of aggravated battery of an elderly person and battery to a police officer, and misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer, disorderly conduct, intimidation of a victim and bail jumping.
A $2,500 signature bond was set for Gritzmacher-Ring, which prohibits her from drinking alcohol, entering taverns or making acts or threats of violence against anyone.
Gritzmacher-Ring returns to court March 19.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police were called to the Renee Court residence at 9:18 p.m. Sunday for a domestic disturbance.
Officers arrived and spoke with a 66-year-old disabled woman in a wheelchair.
The woman said Gritzmacher-Ring, who is her daughter, and Gritzmacher-Ring’s boyfriend had been living at her residence.
Earlier in the day, Gritzmacher-Ring came home with multiple bottles of alcohol.
The woman said she and her daughter started to argue because the daughter was drinking alcohol and it was becoming a problem.
The woman went downstairs after she heard yelling and items being thrown around.
Gritzmacher-Ring yelled at her mother and told her to go upstairs.
Gritzmacher-Ring followed her upstairs and continued to yell at her.
The woman said she told her daughter she was going to call police because of her verbal aggression and level of intoxication.
Gritzmacher-Ring then pushed her mother off the wheelchair and onto the floor, climbed on her and repeatedly punched her in the back.
Gritzmacher-Ring’s boyfriend came upstairs and told her to stop.
The woman climbed on the couch, grabbed her phone and called 911.
Gritzmacher-Ring grabbed the phone from her mother’s hand as her mother was speaking with a police dispatcher.
The boyfriend confirmed the woman’s version of events.
Gritzmacher-Ring resisted as she was being arrested and kicked an officer in the shin.
Gritzmacher-Ring was free on a signature bond for a pending misdemeanor case in Eau Claire County, which prohibited her from drinking alcohol.
If convicted of the felony charges, Gritzmacher-Ring could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.