Woman charged with entering home, assaulting resident

Published 8:09 am Saturday, October 5, 2019

An Austin woman who allegedly assaulted another woman with a chain made her first appearance on Wednesday in Mower County District Court.

Alisha Marie Marcks, 29, has been charged with first-degree burglary-assault person in building, first-degree burglary-possess dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary-occupied dwelling-and second-degree assault-dangerous weapon, all felonies.

According to the court complaint, a woman met with an officer on Sept. 30 to report that Marcks had assaulted her at her residence in the 700 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest. The victim said she was asleep in her bedroom and awoke to find Marcks standing over her with a chain wrapped around her fist. She then said Marcks struck her twice in the head, yelling that the victim had “(expletive) over” a relative of Marcks.

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The victim said she pushed Marcks out of her room and locked the door. She alleged Marcks began pounding on the bathroom door and heard her roommate (an adult male) open the bathroom door and yell, “What’s going on?” She then said Marcks went into the kitchen, pushed some items off the counter, and ran out the backdoor.

The officer observed a bruise on the victim’s forehead. He went to the residence and photographed damage to the bathroom door.

The victim said Marcks entered the residence without permission and likely came through the back door, which she said was likely unlocked because she and her roommate were home.

The officer made contact with the victim’s roommate, who said he was in the bathroom and heard yelling outside. He opened the door and told Marcks, whom he recognized, to get out of the house.

Law enforcement located Marcks on Oct. 1. When asked what had happened the previous day, Marcks said “nothing” and denied going to the victim’s house.

Marcks will appear in court again on Oct. 14.