Windom woman charged for burglary, assaultWINDOM — A woman in Windom is facing burglary and assault charges after allegedly biting another woman during an argument over a pack of cigarettes.
WINDOM — A woman in Windom is facing burglary and assault charges after allegedly biting another woman during an argument over a pack of cigarettes.
Donita Lynn Richey, 50, currently on probation for obstructing the legal process in Rock County in November 2010, was charged Monday with first-degree burglary-assault on a person, fourth-degree intentional damage to property and fifth-degree assault in Cottonwood County District Court.
The complaint states authorities were contacted Sunday about the biting assault. When they arrived at the apartment of the victim, she was not home. The officers were informed she would meet them in the lobby.
They found the victim in the lobby holding her arm gingerly. She showed the officers a swollen and bruised red mark on her wrist with two spots where teeth had punctured the skin.
The victim stated she was in her apartment when Richey, also known as Donita Selwyn, knocked on her door and accused the victim of stealing her cigarettes. Richey allegedly forced her way into the victim’s apartment, grabbed a pack of cigarettes and crushed them. When the victim tried to push Richey out the door, Richey allegedly grabbed the other woman’s right arm and bit her wrist.
The victim, who said her arm hurt badly, requested to go to the hospital.
The officers, who were familiar with Richey, headed to her apartment. They got no response after knocking at the door, but heard noises from the victim’s apartment. There they allegedly found Richey, who was flinging objects from the victim’s residence over the sixth-floor balcony to the river area below.
Richey was taken into custody. An order granting a public defender was filed Tuesday.