A felony charge of domestic battery inflicting traumatic injury has been amended to a misdemeanor battery charge in the case of a Hailey woman originally charged with the felony for allegedly slashing her roommate’s face.
Dana Elizabeth Thomas, who also goes by Elizabeth Dana Thomas, according to court records, will now face a maximum penalty of six months in jail for the misdemeanor offense.
According to a probable-cause affidavit written by Hailey policeman Joshua Latimer, he and another officer responded to a report of a domestic battery at a residence on north Second Avenue for the second time on July 4.
The affidavit states that Thomas, 60, appeared intoxicated and that her roommate of 17 years claimed she had cut and scratched his face and had attempted to push him down the stairs and that he wanted to press charges against her.
The amended complaint was originally filed in 5th District Court on July 16, two days before a scheduled preliminary hearing. At the hearing, Judge Jennifer Haemmerle arraigned Thomas on the amended complaint and scheduled a pretrial conference for Aug. 26.