Woman allegedly assaulted man with Yankee Candle

An Oak Harbor woman could face prison time for assaulting a man with a Yankee Candle and violating a court order, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged 44-year-old Helen Monzon in Island County Superior Court Jan. 24 with assault in the second degree and violation of a court order.

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a physical domestic dispute at a Pine Wood Way home on Jan. 19. The police were well acquainted with the residents because of the frequent reports of domestic violence due to Monzon’s alcohol consumption, the deputy wrote.

A judge had ordered Monzon not to have contact with her boyfriend or consume alcohol because of a prior domestic assault, the report states.

The deputy entered the house after hearing yelling and found both Monzon and her injured boyfriend inside. Monzon was sitting on a couch with an alcoholic beverage on her lap, the report says. She wouldn’t answer questions except to say her father passed away the year before.

The man said he had been arguing with Monzon and she struck him on the head with a Yankee Candle in a glass jar, shattering it; the police report did not indicate the candle’s scent.

Monzon allegedly hit the man a second time with a cookie tin.

The deputy wrote that he thinks Monzon’s behavior was escalating and that she was incapable of following court orders.

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