Naperville woman charged with umbrella attack, pointing gun

Argument between women escalated to physical altercation, police said

A Naperville woman was arrested after she was accused of slapping, punching and striking another woman with an umbrella in Bolingbrook, police said.

Carmen Morales, 49, of the 1600 block of Country Lake Drive, was charged with aggravated battery, domestic battery, criminal damage to property and assault in connection with the incident. Morales also is accused of pointing a firearm at the woman.

About 8:37 p.m. July 7, officers were called to the 200 block of Plainview Drive for a report of an altercation, Bolingbrook police said.

“Once on scene, officers were able to determine the incident was a domestic disturbance which initially started as a verbal argument before it escalated into a physical altercation,” police said.

One woman seated told police she had driven in Morales’ vehicle. The woman told police Morales then approached her before slapping and punching her in the face, police said.

The woman told police that Morales then used a handgun to strike the window of her car, breaking the window. The woman left her car through the passenger side door, police said.

The woman said Morales retrieved an umbrella and gave chase to begin striking her with the umbrella.

Officers reportedly found a broken umbrella at the scene and a 9 mm pistol in Morales’ car.

Judge Brian Barrett set Morales’ bond at $3,500 and ordered her to surrender her firearms to the Naperville Police Department within 24 hours of her release from jail, court records show. Morales bonded out of jail July 8.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News