Summerfield woman charged with bruising elderly woman in nasty spat

A Summerfield woman, accused of leaving finger-shaped marks on a 74-year-old woman’s arm, was charged with domestic battery on a person 65 years of age or older.

Jean Nicole Stanifer, 37, of SE 144th Street, also was charged with resisting an officer without violence after becoming belligerent while being arrested Tuesday. She’s being held on $1,500 bond at the Marion County Jail.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to Summerfield ER, where the victim was being treated. The victim said during an argument on May 17, Stanifer grabbed her right arm, causing a bruise in the shape of fingers that was still visible four days later. When asked why she waited to call law enforcement, she said she was in fear of retaliation from Stanifer, the sheriff’s office report stated.

The deputy contacted Stanifer at a house down the street from her residence and explained he had probable cause to arrest her. When the deputy tried to place handcuffs on Stanifer, she pulled away and became belligerent, causing him to lose his grip. The deputy grabbed Stanifer’s right arm and assisted her to the ground by using a straight arm bar takedown technique, according to the report.

Once she was inside the patrol car and advised of her Miranda rights, Stanifer declined to give a statement to the deputy. She’ll answer to the charges in Marion County Court on June 25.