On Wednesday afternoon, police arrested Tiffanny Oldperson, 30, for assaulting a 6-year-old relative on multiple occasions. And on Thursday, she was charged with one felony count of assault on a minor.
According to court documents, Oldperson purposely or knowingly punched, kicked, and pulled the hair of the 6-year-old various times between October and November.
Undersheriff George Skuletich said these assaults were reported to police on Nov. 26. During their investigation, police spoke with Oldperson and several other witnesses before deciding there was enough evidence to file a warrant for Oldperson’s arrest, Skuletich said.
Skuletich said the county attorney’s office issued the warrant Wednesday, which is when Oldperson was arrested. He also said the investigation is ongoing and that the Department of Child and Family Services is involved.
If she is convicted, she could face up to five years in Montana State Prison, a fine of up to $50,000, or both, according to court documents.
Justice of the Peace Debra Williams scheduled Oldperson’s next court appearance for Dec. 27 and set her bond at $10,000.