When a Holly Hill man tried to help his longtime partner who was falling out of bed, the woman slapped him and later attacked him with a hammer, police said.
Anna Robertson, 83, was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older and aggravated battery causing bodily harm. Initially jailed without bail, Robertson was released Thursday afternoon on her own recognizance, court records show. She could not be reached Friday.
Holly Hill police said they were called to the Jarecki home at 7:04 a.m. Thursday where Bobby Miller, 80, reported that Robertson was falling out of bed and he tried to help her but Robertson slapped him in the face, bending his glasses and causing his eye to swell.
Miller said he went to the living room to watch television and 30 minutes later, Robertson came into the living room and hit him in the head with a hammer, police said.
Robertson told police Miller insulted her by calling her a degrading name, so she hit him in the head with the hammer, reports state.
Police said they found the hammer on a counter in the living with a small pool of blood underneath it.
Miller, who said he had been living with Robertson for more than 40 years, had a swollen left eye and a lump on top of his head, police said.