Montana woman, 62, attacks roommate with walker

Montana woman, 62, attacks roommate with walker

A collision between two women using walkers has resulted in a felony charge of intimidation and misdemeanor counts of assault and criminal mischief for Joyce Marie Renfroe, 62, of Hamilton.

According to court records, Renfroe had words with her roommate, Jeanne Hatfield, at about 10 p.m. on Dec. 8. …

At the time of the alleged incident, Hatfield was standing in the hallway with her walker when Renfroe exited her bedroom with her own walker.

At that point, court records said that Renfroe told Hatfield to get out of the way or she was going to run her over. Renfroe then proceeded down the hallway with her walker and ran into Hatfield.

Hatfield fell to the ground. Her walker and Life Alert necklace were both broken in the fall. She sustained some bruising as a result of the crash. …

Hatfield told an officer the next day that…she was afraid of Renfroe and waited until her caretaker arrived at the home to call police. …

Renfroe did admit that she threatened to kill Hatfield if she called police, court records said.

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