Woman pleads guilty in assault incident CENTRAL COUNTY -- Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park

March 19, 1993|By Dennis O'Brien | Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer

A 28-year-old Millersville woman pleaded guilty to assault yesterday, admitting she punched a woman she thought was having an affair with her father after seeing them together in her father's truck.

Angela Butler of the 600 block of Waterwheel Lane was sentenced to one year's probation after a hearing before Circuit Court Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr.

According to a statement read into the court record yesterday, Ms. Butler and her sister, Ruth Butler, 29, of the 1700 block of Circle Road in Severn, suspected that their father had become involved with a woman.

The woman they suspected, Gwendolyn Pindell, 30, of Marcs Court in Annapolis, telephoned their father, James Butler, 57, of Parole Street in Annapolis, Aug. 14. She said that her car had broken down at Drew Street and Chinquapin Round Road, according to court records.

Mr. Butler showed up and they got into his pickup truck, according to the statement.

When the Butler sisters arrived in their car, Ms. Pindell slouched down in the front seat, "in an attempt to hide from their view," according to the statement read yesterday by Assistant State's Attorney William C. Mulford II.

When Mr. Butler pulled over and the Butler sisters got out of their car, Angela Butler approached Ms. Pindell and asked, "What are you doing with my father?" She then punched Ms. Pindell twice in the nose, according to the statement.

When she was arrested two days later, Angela Butler told police she knew that Ms. Pindell had been calling the house and hanging up when her father didn't answer from the caller ID numbers left on the family phone.

The case was brought to Circuit Court because Ms. Pindell also had alleged that the Butler sisters took her purse containing $51. Angela Butler initially was charged with robbery.

The robbery charges were dropped yesterday. Assault charges initially filed against Ruth Butler also were dropped.

Assistant Public Defender Renee Butta, Angela Butler's attorney, said Ms. Butler was distraught because her father had been married about 40 years, and was threatening to move out of the house.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.