A Hailey woman faces a single felony count of domestic battery inflicting traumatic injury for allegedly cutting her roommate’s face while she was intoxicated.
Hailey Police Officer Joshua Latimer stated in a probable-cause affidavit that he responded to a report of domestic battery at a residence on north Second Avenue for the second time on July 4 around 6:15 p.m.
Once on scene, Latimer met with the alleged victim, who, he wrote, told him that he had lived with Dana Elizabeth Thomas, 60, for the past 17 years and that she “came in and attacked me, and tried to push me down the stairs. She cut my face and started scratching.” Latimer states in the affidavit that he witnessed a large cut down the alleged victim’s left cheek, and that the man told Latimer that he wished to press charges against Thomas.
When Latimer made contact with Thomas, she “appeared to be very intoxicated,” the affidavit states, and would not answer questions in regard to what had occurred. “When I told Dana she was under arrest, she became agitated and refused to cooperate,” he stated.
Latimer and another officer had to carry the defendant to the patrol vehicle, where she was put in handcuffs and taken to the Blaine County Detention Center on the felony charge.
Thomas is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 18, at which time a prosecuting attorney must present sufficient evidence for the case to proceed to District Court for prosecution as a felony.