VERO BEACH – The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a disturbance at a home in Vero Beach.
Deputies met with the victim who said her daughter, identified as Suzanne Ward, 34, allegedly picked up a canned beer that she was drinking and smacked her in the face with it.
The incident occurred after the two were arguing about a man that Suzanne kept bringing into their home.
After hitting the victim with the beer can, Suzanne allegedly pulled her mother by the hair and dragged her off the couch. She then allegedly punched her mother in the head and face while holding the victim down by her hair. Suzanne fled the scene before deputies arrived.
The mother showed clumps of hair that were pulled out during the struggle next to a beer can. Deputies also observed red skin irritation around the victim’s neck and face.
Law enforcement located Suzanne and arrested her on a battery domestic violence charge.