Grass Valley woman arrested for allegedly punching grandmother |

Grass Valley woman arrested for allegedly punching grandmother

Darlene Balmer
Nevada County Sheriff Department |

A Grass Valley woman remains in custody in county jail after she allegedly punched and kicked her grandmother Tuesday afternoon.

The 24-year-old woman, identified as Darlene Michelle Balmer, reportedly had been arguing with her 64-year-old grandmother over child custody issues at a residence in the 100 block of Celesta Drive, said Grass Valley police Sgt. Joe Matteoni.

Balmer punched the older woman in the head, knocking her unconscious, Matteoni said, adding that she woke up to Balmer kicking her.

Another family member reportedly intervened and Balmer left the residence on foot.

She was located on Cypress Hill Drive and arrested on suspicion of battery causing serious bodily injury and inflicting corporal injury in a cohabitant. She was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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