WORTHINGTON - Officers from the Worthington Police Department and the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office responded Wednesday to a report of an assault on 10th Street.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Carman Pratts-Alvarado, 34, of Worthington sitting in her car outside Top Asian Food. Another woman told law enforcement that Pratts-Alvarado had assaulted her.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim reported that Pratts-Alvarado brandished a 2-foot car ice scraper like a baseball bat and told the victim, “I’m going to kill you and your family.”  Pratts-Alvarado then swung the ice scraper and hit the victim, causing the scraper to break in half.

The victim attempted to defend herself from Pratt-Alvarado. Officers observed a mark on the victim’s left tricep and a cut behind her ear.

The owner of Top Asian gave a verbal account that matched the victim’s, and surveillance footage corroborated both narratives.

Pratts-Alvarado told law enforcement that she and the victim had had an altercation earlier in the week that resulted in Pratts-Alvarado sustaining a bruised eye.

Pratts-Alvarado was charged with threats of violence with intent to terrorize and fifth-degree assault, inflicting or attempting bodily harm. The maximum sentence for the most serious charge is five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both.

Pratts-Alvarado is being held in Nobles County Jail on bail with conditions at $2,000 and without conditions at $6,000.