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Woman allegedly assaults husband for not getting Valentine's gift

By Brian Booker     Feb 15, 2016 in Crime
Belpre - Let it be a lesson to husbands everywhere. If you forget or choose not to get your wife a Valentine's Day present, you might just find yourself the victim of an assault. At least, that's the case for one man located in Washington County, Ohio.
At approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, the Washington County police responded to a home in Belpre Township, where they found an adult man who had suffered from several injuries, including a large knot on his head. The man had obviously suffered from a rather malicious assault, and the perpetrator was allegedly none other than his wife, Kimberly Hammond, 46, who was upset as the man had not bought her a present.
Despite the fact that it was still quite early in the day, Mrs. Hammond was already drunk, and after finding out that her husband had skipped buying her gifts, a verbal argument quickly ensued. When words proved to not be enough to tame her temper, Mrs. Hammond reportedly began to scratch and hit her husband's face. She then grabbed a miniature baseball bat and hit her husband with it, knocking him unconscious.
After her arrest, Mrs. Hammond was taken to the Washington County Jail, where she blew .221 during a breathalyzer test. She was booked for felonious assault and domestic violence. She remains in jail, and is awaiting a hearing at the Marietta Municipal Court.
Felonious assault occurs in Ohio when serious bodily harm is caused, or a deadly weapon is used during the attack. The charge is usually charged as a second-degree felony, and carries a prison term of between 2 to 8 years and a fine of up to 15,000 dollars.
First degree domestic violence charges can result in up to six months behind bars and a $1,000 dollar fine.
If found guilty Mrs. Hammond may end up celebrating her next Valentine's Day behind bars.
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