Woman arrested on alleged felony domestic battery


A reported domestic disturbance early Wednesday morning at a house in the Dollarway area resulted in the arrest of a woman on a felony accusation.

Jacqueline Mateo, 49, allegedly threw an object that hit a man in the back of the head, causing a laceration, Detective Jerry Lambert said during a court hearing Friday for Mateo.

Lambert said police were called at 1:42 a.m. to a house on Western Drive, and when they arrived, Mateo said she and the man had gotten into a verbal altercation that started over a set of car keys.

The man was allegedly intoxicated at the time and Mateo told police she only threw the object after he pointed a weapon at her.

Lambert said Mateo is currently on time pay after pleading guilty to misdemeanor third-degree battery stemming from an incident last year.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Mateo after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with second offense third-degree domestic battery, a Class D felony.

Mateo was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

Mateo said she would hire her own attorney.