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.