$20K cash-only bond for woman in alleged assault
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:01 PM
A Hanover woman remains in jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond following reports of an alleged assault last week.
Alaina M. Tingle-Duncil, 27, faces a Level 5 felony count of battery resulting in serious bodily injury and a Level 6 felony count of strangulation. Prosecutors filed the charges Monday morning in Jefferson Circuit Court.
Hanover Police Captain Shane Caldwell received information from dispatchers that a woman wanted to report an assault on her daughter that occurred in Hanover. The woman told police she and her daughter were currently at King’s Daughters’ Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Caldwell responded to the hospital where he met with the alleged victim, who had swelling to both eyes, blood on her face and scratches and red marks on both arms and her neck, the probable cause affidavit said.
The alleged victim said she had been at Tingle-Duncil’s home on Maple Street in Hanover and both had been drinking.
The woman said Tingle-Duncil got up and started punching her in the head and hitting her. The woman told police Tingle-Duncil put her hands around her neck and started squeezing, causing her to lose her breath and black out.
The alleged victim told officers she ran next door and called for help.
The caller told police the fight had been recorded and posted to social media. The video showed Tingle-Duncil grabbing the alleged victim by the hair and pulling her to the ground while punching the woman in the face.
The woman told the officer the video did not show the entire altercation, the affidavit stated.
Tingle-Duncil appeared Monday afternoon for an initial hearing in Jefferson Superior Court where she entered a preliminary plea of not guilty.
The Court issued a no-contact order between Tingle-Duncil and the alleged victim during Monday’s hearing.