Woman with bat, gun pleads guilty to lesser charge

2011-07-29T00:00:00Z Woman with bat, gun pleads guilty to lesser charge Montana Standard
July 29, 2011 12:00 am

A Butte woman arrested for threatening a man with a baseball bat and a gun in June was spared jail time Thursday by pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

Holly Battermann, 36, received a deferred sentence of six months in jail on a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault. The deferred sentence means she won’t have to go to jail as long as she stays out of trouble over the next six months. 

She was arrested for pointing a gun at a man during an argument outside her residence in the 3000 block of Eagle. The initial police report indicated she first swung a baseball bat at the man, but he took it from her. Then, she went into the house and came out with an unloaded handgun. 

No injuries were reported. She was first charged with felony assault with a weapon.




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  1. whoyakiddin
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    whoyakiddin - August 04, 2011 10:21 am
    Yeah right! She's probably a judge or a senator or something. We all know that THOSE people are the only ones that get off. Now if we could just catch her at her day job and find out....
  2. Wrestling MOM
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    Wrestling MOM - August 02, 2011 1:53 am
    The funny thing about this is obviously she was not swinging a gun around. The first report did not say she went in the house and grabbed a gun. I am almost possitive if she had a gun pointed at anyone she would have been charged. But when you get a plea deal it is only because there is no case. Do you think maybe she was given added bull charges because of her married name??? and maybe there was a unloaded gun seen by police in the car but really was not involved in the arguement? just think about that. you dont go from a felony to a misdomeaner if you are truely guilty no matter who you are.
  3. Grumpy'swife
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    Grumpy'swife - July 31, 2011 10:33 am
    Doesn't anyone else think it's rather funny that her name is "Battermann". Maybe she's just living up the her name and battering men, ya think?
  4. whoyakiddin
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    whoyakiddin - July 30, 2011 10:39 am
    Does anyone know why marge has Two brain cells?
  5. Benaround
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    Benaround - July 30, 2011 2:33 am
    marge said: "How's come the female of the species can get away with murder but a DUDE can't even cuss at 'em without getting "tossed in"? "

    THEY are scared of women and real people!
  6. marge
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    marge - July 29, 2011 12:15 pm
    How's come the female of the species can get away with murder but a DUDE can't even cuss at 'em without getting "tossed in"?
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    MKULTRA - July 29, 2011 11:54 am
    mtntamer said: "think if this a man doing the gun thing he would have been in jail."

    Or killed.
  8. mtntamer
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    mtntamer - July 29, 2011 8:35 am
    think if this a man doing the gun thing he would have been in jail.
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    MKULTRA - July 29, 2011 8:14 am
    But still a 40 year old woman biting a 16 year old boy on the forearm and drawing blood has had nothing happen to her. Never mind he has to get blood test to test for disease for the next two years. Justice? Where?

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