Woman charged with battery
A 67-year-old woman has been charged in Waupaca County Circuit Court with substantial battery.
Shirley M. Baldwin, Washburn, faces up to three years in prison if convicted of felony battery.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, Deputies Michael Richter and Bryan Strobusch were dispatched to a home on Paap Road in Royalton. A 911 caller said her friend, identified as Baldwin, was drunk and had hit her on the head.
When they arrived, Strobusch spoke with the woman who called. She had blood on her hands and face and said she felt like she was going to pass out.
The woman said she gave Baldwin a ride to Copper Shots Bar in New London, then drove her back to Royalton.
After they exited the truck, the woman went into the house and downstairs to fire up her wood stove. She told Strobusch that Baldwin also came downstairs and helped her with the firewood.
Both women went back upstairs. Baldwin went into the bathroom and spoke with someone on her cell phone while the other woman was lying down on the sofa in the living room.
According to the criminal complaint, Baldwin then came into the living room, struck the other woman in the face and said, “I hate you.”
The woman believed Baldwin may have been holding keys in her hand when she struck her.
Richter, who spoke with Baldwin, noted that she had a strong aroma of alcohol.
Baldwin was released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond with the condition that she not possess or consume any alcohol.