Woman indicted for assault against senior
A Yukon community woman has been indicted by a Gilmer County grand jury for battering her ex-husband who is a senior citizen, court records show.
Margaret Louise Mishark, 67, of 89 Cripple Creek Lane, is charged with aggravated battery/family violence; aggravated battery against a person 65 years or older; aggravated assault against a person 65 years or older, three counts; aggravated assault/family violence, five counts; and battery/family violence.
Sheriff’s office Cpl. Dan King stated in an incident report he met Officer Mike McClure of the East Ellijay Police Department at an East Ellijay convenience store on Dec. 13 in reference to William Mishark reporting his wife had attacked him.
Mishark told officers he and his wife had been divorced in March 2016, and that he went to live in a homeless shelter and his wife had stayed in the home on Cripple Creek.
“Mishark stated that over the last few months he and Margaret had begun talking again and that the two were trying to get back together,” King wrote in the report.
Mishark reported on Dec. 10 that “(Margaret) became jealous and (accused) Mishark of being with another woman ... (and) beat him about the face, back and body with a fire poker. Mishark stated he did not call 911 because he ‘just took it,’” according to the report.
On Dec. 13, Mishark continued to tell the officers, “sometime after midnight, he and Margaret again got into an argument where Margaret was accusing him of being with other women ... (and) went into a jealous rage and cut him with a knife.”
King said Mishark “did not want to prosecute Margaret for the attacks,” but he explained that due to family violence law, the state would be taking charges.
William Mishark was taken by Gilmer EMS to Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge for treatment after he reported his injuries to officers at the convenience store.
The October indictments also include:
﹣ Douglas Edwin Pritchett for felony murder and malice murder in the July 8 shooting death of Richard Thomas Danley.
﹣ Kevin James Irish for armed robbery, aggravated assault and false imprisonment in an April 1 incident involving his mother.
﹣ James Douglas Can-trell, charged July 19 with several counts of child molestation, aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy.