Authorities in Maryland say a 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assaulting her own mother during an altercation in August 2017.
According to KOKH, Holly Albert allegedly lashed out violently when her mother refused to give her a ride to a yoga class.
The alleged victim contacted authorities following the incident and officers responded to her home in Potomac a short time later. Upon arrival, investigators say they found Albert’s mother covered in blood.
She told police that her daughter had forcefully thrown a cellphone at her head during the argument.
Albert is accused of causing the large gash in her mothers head, which police reports say resulted in a “large amount of bleeding.”
The mother reportedly used the same phone that hit her in the head to call 911. While she named her daughter as the assailant and officials secured an arrest warrant at that time, Albert wasn’t arrested until last month.
In the interim, the alleged victim says her daughter has remained at the home without any further incident.
“Moreover, I believe that it is in Holly Anne’s best interest that she continue to reside with us, rather than have to make other living arrangements pending a future trial date,” she wrote in a statement to the court.
The mother went on to describe the suspect as unemployed and dependent on her parents for “financial and other support.”
She recommended that Albert be permitted to surrender voluntarily. The suspect has been released from custody on an unsecured bond and is set to appear in court again later this month.
“Knowing Holly Anne as I do, I am confident that she intends to appear at every court date necessary to bring this matter to a close,” the mother wrote.
If convicted, she could face a decade behind bars.
[Featured image: Holly Albert, Montgomery County Police Department]