Woman charged with using broken cup in assault

2014-04-21T16:22:00Z 2014-04-21T23:22:02Z Woman charged with using broken cup in assaultBy EDDIE GREGG egregg@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

A woman made an initial court appearance Monday on a felony charge alleging she used a broken coffee cup to assault a man Sunday.

Phoebe Gail Feather appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on a count of felony assault with a weapon.

Judge David A. Carter set her bond at $3,500.

Charging documents say police responded to a report of a stabbing Sunday in the 1700 block of First Avenue North.

The alleged victim said he had been hanging out with Feather and another man.

The alleged victim said Feather attacked him after she learned he had used a derogatory word to describe his girlfriend. The alleged victim said the other man he was hanging out with also punched him in the face several times.

Feather, who is also known by the name Phoebe Gail White Eagle, was arrested and admitted to police she used a coffee cup to hit the man. He was treated at a Billings hospital for a “deep laceration” to one hand and cuts to his stomach, face and legs, according to charging documents.

An officer reported Feather’s only injury was a cut to her hand.

Police reported finding a half of a broken coffee cup with blood on it. They also collected from the scene other blood-stained items.

Feather’s attorney, Assistant Public Defender James M. Siegman, asked that she be released from jail without bond, partly because the incident leading to the charge may have been a “self-defense situation.”

Feather is scheduled to enter a plea to the charge in Yellowstone County District Court on April 29.

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