MADISON — A felony pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for a Jeffrey woman charged with malicious assault and child neglect.
Amy Michelle Davis, 37, of Jeffrey, was indicted in April and charged with malicious assault and child neglect creating risk of injury after police allege she struck and kicked an adult victim on Aug. 15, 2013, while encouraging her child to participate in the altercation.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, the victim was operating a vehicle on Jones Branch Road in Jeffrey on Aug. 15, 2013, and when she attempted to turn around in a driveway, Davis blocked her vehicle with a white SUV she was traveling in.
The victim told police that Davis ran to her vehicle and began to punch her in the face. The victim said she was trying to get out of her vehicle when she was struck in the back of the head and almost knocked unconscious. She claims she was knocked to the ground and Davis, another man and Davis’ juvenile daughter began to punch, kick and stomp her while she was lying on the ground.
Police observed the victim to have extensive bruising, swelling and lacerations to her face and nectk area, as well as missing teeth. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
At the hosptial, police learned that the victim had a broken eye socket and a laceration on her face that required stitches.
Davis told the judge she is interested in getting into drug court. However, prosecutors said due to the nature of the violence in this case, she may not qualify.
The prosecution has offered no plea deal thus far in this case and said plea negotiations are currently ongoing.
Boone County Circuit Judge William Thompson kept Davis under her previous bond of $20,000 and added the condition that if she were able to make bond she would have to remain on home confinement.
Judge Thompson set the felony pre-trial hearing for Wednesday, July 15, at 9:30 a.m. in Boone County Circuit Court in Madison.
• In other Boone County court and police news, a woman from Boone County is behind bars after being accused of attempting to make meth around her children.
According to a criminal complaint, police went to serve an arrest warrant to the home of Amber Holstein Saturday evening, June 20, on Easter Hollow Road in Ridgeview.
When police arrived, they say they found an inactive meth lab inside of the home.
The complaint also says that three children were also living in the home. The children are now with Child Protective Services.
Holstein is charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab, possession of meth making supplies, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, conspiracy and exposure of meth making materials to a child.
Holstein is currently being held in Southwestern Regional Jail without bond.