A 48-year-old Helena woman is accused of hitting another woman with a baseball bat.

Annette Reichman is being charged with felony assault with a weapon, and tampering with a communication device for allegedly keeping the victim's phone away from her. 

On Feb. 17, officers responded to a report that one woman had hit another woman with a baseball bat. They spoke with the victim, who said Reichman had hit her in the elbow with a bat and then held onto the victim’s phone, preventing her from calling police.

Reichman told officers she made the victim leave the residence but gave no further information, according to court documents.