STUART — Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Jensen Beach woman Sunday after she beat up her grandmother, a 68-year-old woman who already had a domestic violence injunction against her, according to an arrest report.
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office charged Martha A. Simmons with violating that injunction and with burglary and aggravated battery on a person over 65. Deputies booked Simmons into the Martin County Jail without bond.
The violent incident began when Simmons burst into the victim's home about 5:45 p.m. during a trip to pick up some mail, according to the report.
Inside, Simmons knocked a phone out of her grandmother’s hand, chased the elderly woman around the house and then banged her head into the front door, according to the report. Outside, Simmons struck her grandmother in the face and kicked her before witnesses could intervene.
The grandmother, who said Simmons has a drug problem, suffered a laceration above her eye, bruising on her arms and pain in her stomach and back, according to the report.