Police: Drunken woman attacks teen girls
By Erin Guerra Post-Tribune correspondent August 1, 2012 11:46AM
Peggy Hollifield | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media ptmet
Updated: September 3, 2012 1:16PM
SOUTH HAVEN — Police said 35-year-old Peggy Hollifield was in a drunken stupor when she allegedly battered two 15-year-old girls Tuesday at a South Haven home. One of the girls is related to her, the other is not.
Earlier in the evening, according to the police report, Hollifield, of Portage, allegedly caused a disturbance at the Sportsman’s Lounge, 381 W. U.S. 6, by stealing alcohol from other bar patrons. Officers let her go without criminal charges provided she found a ride elsewhere.
She apparently next went to her boyfriend’s home in the 600 block of Oxford Road; police were called there at about 11:30 p.m. about the alleged attack against the teens.
The girls told police that when Hollifield arrived, she was “talking crazy” and repeatedly fell down.
They said she suddenly attacked one of the times they helped her up from the floor. Hollifield reportedly shoved one girl in the chest, throwing her into a wall, and shoved the other girl by the neck.
As they fought, Hollifield’s boyfriend returned home, and he told police he pulled Hollifield away from the girls and sent her to a bedroom, where she fell asleep.
Hollifield received a knot on her forehead but she was unaware of it, police said. One of the teens complained of pain to her chest and neck, and the other said her left hand hurt and she was unable to move her fingers. All three refused medical treatment.
Hollifield was arrested on two felony counts of battery.