A Cottage Hills woman was charged Monday in Madison County Circuit Court with aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam), Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz said in a press release.
Police identified the woman as Kelsey D. Proffer, 23 of the 1300 block of Ninth Street.
On Saturday, March 1, at about 11:54 a.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at Ninth Street and Stanley Road, Cottage Hills. The responding deputy located an abandoned vehicle with a broken back window on Ninth Street near Stanley Road. A resident directed the responding deputies to a man and woman in a ditch in the 1400 block of Ninth Street. The resident told deputies the woman was beating the man with a baseball bat.
Deputies met with the pair, identifying the woman as Kelsey D. Proffer and the man as her boyfriend. Proffer’s boyfriend was bleeding from his nose and head. Deputies located a wooden baseball bat at the scene. The boyfriend refused medical assistance.
The investigation revealed Proffer broke the window of her boyfriend’s vehicle with the bat. Deputies also determined Proffer struck her boyfriend in the head with the bat during the disturbance. Proffer was arrested at the scene and transported to the Madison County Jail.
During booking procedures, deputies seized unlawfully possessed alprazolam tablets from Proffer. Proffer was held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The felony warrant and information was signed by Judge Richard Tognarelli. Bond was set at $40,000.