By COREY NOLES
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- An Advance, Mo., woman is behind bars today following allegations of elderly abuse.
Patricia Ann Page, 58, was arrested on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012, charged with the Class B felony of elderly abuse in the second degree.
A probable cause affidavit filed by Cpl. Travis Stafford of the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department details the allegations.
The report states that a call was received at 5:17 p.m. on Nov. 14 in reference to an assault in progress at Wiggins Trailer Court in Advance.
Upon arrival, Stafford spoke with a witness who stated she was standing on her front porch when she heard yelling coming from Page's home. The witness said she saw Page hitting her landlord on her front porch, and that when he tried to leave, she pushed him down the stairs.
The witness went to check on the landlord who was "bleeding, lying on the ground." The witness said she then ran for help.
Stafford then approached Page to ask about the incident.
"My landlord came to evict me, and when I wouldn't read the papers, he started hitting me in the face," Page told the officer. "He got me on the ground and pounded me in the face. I went inside and he fell down the stairs. I didn't touch him."
Page reportedly then became defensive when she was informed that a witness had seen the incident.
"It was dark. She didn't see me push him," the report quotes Page as having said. "You can't believe that because she didn't see me do it."
Page was then placed under arrest and taken to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department.
The victim was transported to an undisclosed hospital where it was discovered he had a fractured hip and internal bleeding.
Page is scheduled for arraignment on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, before Associate Judge Joe Z. Satterfield. A Class B felony is punishable by no less than five years in prison and no more than 15 years.