Video tape of domestic incident leads to arrest


A domestic disturbance Friday night at a house in Redfield was video taped by one of the parties involved and that led to the arrest of the other one.

Monica Granderson, 41, allegedly jumped on her husband Robert Granderson, who had tape of the incident that was given to Redfield Police.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said police were sent to the house in the 1200 block of Donna Drive at 11 p.m., where the couple’s child told officers her “mom was yelling at her dad.”

Redfield Officer Teri Patterson reported that the child also said she “never saw her dad hit her mom,” and video tape that Robert Granderson showed officers indicated that Monica Granderson “ran at Robert Granderson and hit him repeatedly.”

The probable cause affidavit from Patterson indicated that Robert Granderson was interviewed at another location and police saw red marks on his neck and arms.

Because Monica Granderson had a prior conviction for third-degree domestic battery, a misdemeanor on Sept. 9, 2011, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with a second offense, a felony.

Bridgforth set a $2,500 bond for Monica Granderson and ordered her to have no contact with her husband or the child until the case is settled.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Granderson.