BAY CITY (WWJ/AP) – A Michigan woman who authorities say bludgeoned a relative with a glass casserole dish during a dispute is facing a felony charge.

Police say 35-year-old Stacey J. Meyer attacked her 24-year-old niece last April at a Kawkawlin Township home with the 9-by-13-inch dish containing banana cake.

Meyer’s niece told authorities they got into an argument following a baby shower over some property they had previously been exchanged. As they argued, the niece told police Meyer grabbed the dish and hit her in the head with it. The woman told police she was hit three times before the dish shattered.

Since the attack, the woman says she has suffered hearing loss and has been receiving threatening phone calls, according to police.

Following an investigation, Bay County authorities on Jan. 17. She appeared for arraignment in Bay County District Court on Jan. 29 and was placed on a $5,000 bond, which she posted. She’s due back in court for a March 12 hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence for trial.

Meyer faces up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine if she’s convicted on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

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