Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 22, 2014
Woman arrested for allegedly hitting another woman in head with shotgun

A Tooele woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly swinging at and hitting another woman with a shotgun in a fight.

On Monday, officers from the Tooele City Police Department responded to a report of a fight in the southwest area of the city, where they found a puddle of blood in a driveway, according to a probable cause statement.

When questioned by officers about the fight, Barbra Searfoss, 33, told officers a friend had come to her house and the friend’s girlfriend, who had followed him, began screaming and yelling at her, according to the statement.

Searfoss said when the woman began to walk toward her, she left her porch with an unloaded 12-gauge shotgun, according to the statement, with which she swung and hit the woman in the head. The woman fell to the ground from the impact.

The woman was taken to the hospital in a personal vehicle, according to the statement, where medical personnel discovered that her skull had been fractured by the blow.

Searfoss was arrested Tuesday night and booked into the Tooele County Detention Facility. She was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony, and threat or use of a dangerous weapon in a fight, a class A misdemeanor.

No court date had been scheduled as of Wednesday. 

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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