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.