A Martinez woman was arrested Wednesday for beating her elderly mother.
Laura Lynn Deese, 58, of Holiday Drive, was charged with aggravated battery and battery against a person who is 65 years or older.
Deputies responded to Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Fort Gordon late Tuesday after a 77-year-old woman came in for treatment for facial injuries. The woman, who lives on Holiday Drive with her daughter, Deese, told deputies that Deese has been physically abusing her for several months.
The abuse, she said, resulted in serious bruising, cuts and broken bones. The woman said Deese would hit her in the head and arms with the television remote control and would sometimes throw it at her. She also said Deese would use a small flashlight to jab her arms and back.
The woman said the abuse got worse on Monday evening. She said Deese pushed her onto a chair and hit her in the face with the remote control, breaking her nose and damaging her eyes. The woman has sustained serious bruising to her face and hip.
A deputy and an investigator went to the home to speak to Deese. She came to the door, but refused to speak to them, retreated into the house and turned off the lights.
Deese was later arrested and charged. She was being held Thursday in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $27,700 bond, according to jail records.