Felony Charges for Chicago Woman Who Shoved Senior Into Window
Domestic disturbance leads to felony charges for 24-year-old woman who said she felt threatened; woman's mother also picked up on outstanding warrant, police say.
A 24-year-old woman was charged with aggravated battery of a senior citizen and her 43-year-old mom arrested on an outstanding warrant following a domestic disturbance, reports said.
Oak Lawn police responded to a report of a domestic situation in the 8800 block of South Nashville Avenue shortly before noon on Jan. 25.
When they arrived, a woman identified as Amanda R. Carnahan, of Chicago, allegedly told police nothing happened and that she was getting ready to leave.
Another woman had fled the scene before officers had the chance to interview her, reports said. Carnahan, her twin sister, and her mother had been staying with the mom’s 60-year-old boyfriend who lived at the address with own his elderly mother, police said.
At first the 89-year-old woman said nothing happened, but her son motioned for the officer to step aside from Carnahan, reports said. The elderly woman and her son went into the kitchen to talk to police.
The 89-year-old woman showed the officer her arm where a large bump was forming, reports said. Police said the elderly woman claimed Carnahan shoved her into the picture window, causing her to fall on to the floor.
Carnahan was taken into custody. While walking in handcuffs to the police squad car, an officer said he observed Carnahan pull a possible crack pipe from her back pocket.
According to the report, Carnahan became enraged at her mother’s boyfriend because he was not helping shoveling the snow. Carnahan reportedly punched the 60-year-old in the face.
Police said the elderly woman attempted to get in between them when he son told her to call 911. As the elderly woman picked up the phone from the kitchen table, reports said that Carnahan grabbed it away from her and refused to give it back.
The elderly woman asked for the phone back several times, police said. Police said Carnahan yelled profanities and called older woman names.
While standing in the living room, Carnahan allegedly shoved the elderly woman in the chest with both hands, knocking her in the living room picture window. The alleged shove caused the elderly woman to fall to the floor.
The 60-year-old son then gave his side of the story to police, stating that Carnahan came into the kitchen and stood over him yelling, police said.
Carnahan punched him in the face once when his mother stepped between them before the 24-year-old woman punched him a second time. Eventually, Carnahan grabbed the phone away from his mother, then ended up shoving the elderly woman into the picture window, cops said.
At the Oak Lawn police station, the Cook County assistant state’s attorney interviewed all the involved parties.
Police said that Carnahan denied punching her mother’s boyfriend. She admitted swinging her arm in attempt to deflect the 89-year-old woman whom Carnahan “felt was coming toward her in a threatening manner,” reports said.
At the assistant state’s attorney’s behest, police went back to the home to retrieve Carnahan’s mother, Debra Hyde, and her 24-year-old twin sister, reports said.
Hyde, 43, was discovered to have an outstanding arrest warrant. While in jail, Hyde allegedly told police she did not see her daughter shove the elderly woman.
Hyde said when she went into the living room she saw the 89-year-old woman sitting on the floor against the picture window and called police, reports said.
While calling, Hyde told her daughter to leave.
The assistant state’s attorney approved one felony count of aggravated battery to a senior citizen. Carnahan was also charged with possession of drug equipment and battery for allegedly punching her mother’s boyfriend.
Carnahan is being held on $25,000 bail at Cook County Jail. Her next court appearance is Feb. 22 in Bridgeview.