Marshfield woman charged with substantial battery
By Joseph Bachman
MARSHFIELD — A Marshfield woman faces felony charges after the alleged battery of a family member.
Brittany Kennedy, 26, has been charged with one count of substantial battery-intended bodily harm and one count of disorderly conduct. She faces up to a $10,000 fine or three years and six months imprisonment or both if convicted. She pleaded not guilty to the charges at her initial appearance in Wood County Circuit Court on Dec. 28.
According to court documents, Marshfield police responded to a report of a disturbance on the 500 block of Maple Avenue on Dec. 6. According to the victim at the scene, Kennedy was in an argument with a family member that escalated into a physical altercation. The defendant then allegedly pushed the victim multiple times before striking her in the nose.
Reports state that the victim suffered a broken nose and that she was taken to Saint Michael’s Hospital for medical treatment.
The defendant has stated on record that she was allegedly shoved into a wall by the victim and that she only struck back in retaliation.
Kennedy will return to court on Jan. 29 for a pretrial conference. She is currently free on a $1,500 signature bond.