MI: Shelter Manager Found Guilty of Felonious Assault for Threatening Husband with Hammer
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
By Abusegate Bob
Domestic violence coordinator at AWARE Inc. found guilty of felonious assault for threatening husband with hammer
By Danielle Quisenberry
May 18, 2010
A jury Tuesday found the AWARE Inc. domestic violence coordinator guilty of felonious assault for threatening her husband with a hammer.
Jurors deliberated about two hours and came to a conclusion shortly before 5 p.m., Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said.
Oakland County Circuit Judge Martha Anderson is to sentence LaDonna Glenn, 46, on June 12. Glenn, who has a leadership position at the largely state-funded Jackson agency, faces a maximum penalty of four years in prison and a $2,000 fine.
She was accused of going Sept. 24 to her and her husband’s condominium in Southfield, beating on the door with a hammer and twice raising the tool at her husband, George Glenn, 69, whom she alleged was unfaithful.
Efforts Tuesday to reach Glenn or her husband were unsuccessful. Her lawyer, Andrea Fanning, said little when reached by phone. “The jury has spoken,” Fanning said. She did not return a call seeking further comment.
Rebecca Filip, executive director of AWARE, which provides services and support to sexual assault and domestic violence victims, and board President Bree Thurlby did not respond to messages left at their offices about 5 p.m. Tuesday. When asked about Glenn, her employment or the charge against her, both women previously have declined comment.
“AWARE cannot comment on the exact circumstances surrounding an employee matter due to employee confidentiality and the law,” according to a letter submitted by the board last week to the Citizen Patriot.
“When the legal process is complete, the board determines what action it must take as an employer on a case-by-case basis. Issues involving AWARE’s employees are addressed pursuant to the agency’s policies and procedures. The board fully supports its executive director and all employees.”
Another AWARE employee, Sade Gant, 24, recently pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a drug house. She is to be sentenced June 17 in Jackson County Circuit Court.
LaDonna Glenn was arrested after George Glenn told police he had to grab his wife’s hands and wrestle her to the floor to remove the hammer from her grip, according to a Southfield Police Department report. She had been hitting a glass table with it and calling her husband a cheater.
When officers, who were summoned by a neighbor, arrived at the home, George Glenn was sitting on LaDonna Glenn as she lay on her stomach, pinning down her hands at the wrist, according to the report.
LaDonna Glenn told officers her husband forced her into the living room and threw her to the ground, hurting her right knee. She went to a hospital before going to jail.
She is out of jail on bond.
She has a Blackman Township address, according to court records, but Southfield police referred to the address in Oakland County as her and her husband’s home.
In the Jackson area, Glenn has spoken publicly about domestic violence issues and participated in efforts to prevent it or educate others about its effects.
NOTE: There are several things here. She is 46 and he is 69 so I think elderly abuse should also be included. Since she is suppose to PREVENT domestic abuse, this should be taken into consideration and I contend that she should face the maximum penalty under the law.