Woman charged with assaulting her motherA Cloquet woman has been charged with two counts of assault after hitting her mother with a board and knocking her out.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
A Cloquet woman has been charged with two counts of assault after hitting her mother with a board and knocking her out.
Charlotte Marie Petite, 28, was charged with assault in the second degree and assault in the third degree on Aug. 19 in Carlton County Court. The charges are felonies.
According to the criminal complaint:
Around noon on June 11, Fond du Lac Police officers were dispatched to a residence on the 1000 block of Reponen Road because of an alleged assault.
When officers arrived and met with the victim, they learned she had been assaulted by her daughter, identified as Charlotte Marie Petite.
According to the complaint, the daughter allegedly pushed the victim off the porch, then punched her two times. The defendant then procured and used a 2x4 board and allegedly struck the victim in the head in the left temple, causing her to fall to the ground and lose consciousness for approximately 30 seconds. When the victim awoke, she saw the defendant walking away, she told police.
Assistant Carlton County Attorney Michael Boese characterized the board as a “dangerous weapon” in the second-degree assault charge; the third-degree charge applied because the assault caused the victim to lose consciousness.
Although the alleged assault occurred June 11, the summons wasn’t sent until July 18 and the first court hearing in the case was held Aug. 19. The next hearing is set for Sept. 11.