Woman denies hitting man with guitar

Published 9:45 am Friday, September 7, 2012

AUSTIN — An Austin woman denied charges in Mower County District Court that she assaulted a man with an acoustic guitar.

Robyn Kay Halverson, 56, pleaded not guilty Thursday to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault — both felonies — after she allegedly hit a man in the head with an acoustic guitar on Aug. 24.

According to the court complaint, the victim wouldn’t let Halverson watch a 2-year-old child after Halverson had been drinking. The court complaint states Halverson threatened to smash the television with the guitar and then swung the guitar and hit the victim in the head.

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Police arrived and saw blood on the victim’s head, eye and cheek, and they took the guitar from the residence for evidence.

A discovery disclosure was also heard on Thursday, and a future court date has not been set in this case.