COTTONDALE, Fla. — A Cottondale woman was arrested after law enforcement officials say an altercation turned physical, injuring the victim.

Christine Mears, 52, was arrested Thursday and charged with domestic battery causing bodily harm.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy who responded to a disturbance on Bethlehem Road found a victim being treated by Jackson Fire Rescue for a laceration obtained during the incident.

Jackson County Sheriff Louis Roberts III said the victim’s injuries were severe and required many stitches.

Mears was taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

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