VERO BEACH, Florida – Indian River County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from a 12-year-old female about a physical fight taking place between her parents over her report card.
The girl locked herself in the bathroom of the residence and told authorities her brother was also in the living room where the parents were fighting.
When deputies approached the residence, they heard screaming and knocked on the door. The mother, Shannon Oullette, yelled back “we’re fine, you can leave.”
Deputies told Oullette they were not leaving and she needed to open the door. At that time, Oullette locked all the doors and closed all the blinds in the home.
Oullette eventually opened the door and told deputies that nothing was going on. Deputies advised Oullette that they needed to check the welfare of the children inside the home.
Jeffrey Montelione met with deputies and showed them where the children were in the residence. They made contact with the 12-year-old caller who said her parents started arguing because of her report card.
The girl stated the argument turned into yelling and eventually got physical.
Deputies then made contact with Oullette who said nothing was going on at the residence, although her knuckles were red and consistent with punching something. While Oullette said no fight had taken place, she wanted Montelione to leave.
Montelione had a swollen left eye, a cut on his forehead, and scratches on the left side of his neck, according to the report. The parents admitted they had been drinking.
Based on the physical evidence, Oullette was arrested for battery domestic violence.