Woman arrested on a domestic battery charge

BEDFORD – A Bedford woman was arrested on a warrant on a charge of domestic battery in the presence of a minor.

Cheryl Atteberry

Police arrested 36-year-old Cheryl Atteberry, on Friday.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on February 18, 2021, at 5:18 a.m. Bedford Police officers went to a home in the 20 block of Madison Street after the dispatcher received a 911 hang up call.

When police arrived a 17-year-old female told officers Atteberry had assaulted her.

The teen told police her mother, Cheryl Atteberry, and a male had been in a physical altercation throughout the night. The teen attempted to intervene and separate the two. At that time, Atteberry allegedly punched the teen in the face.

Atteberry said she hit the teen after the teen grabbed her and attempted to choke her.

The following morning of Feb. 18th, Atteberry told the teen she needed to go to work and to get out of her house. 

The teen told her mom she didn’t have to leave and Atteberry began punching the teen in the head, causing her to fall to the floor. She says Atteberry kept coming after her until a male intervened. The teen did admit to slapping Atteberry to defend herself.

Police say three other children witnessed the dispute.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Atteberry’s arrest.

If you or someone you know is involved in a domestic violence situation and needs help, call Hoosier Hills PACT 24-hour crisis line at 1-888-883-1959 or visit their website.

The agency can provide emergency assistance in domestic violence situations.  Hoosier Hills PACT also provides assistance with court advocacy, protective orders, education, outreach programs, support groups, and more.