An Ohio woman was arrested after a road rage incident Aug. 14 in which she allegedly cut off another woman in traffic before pulling her out of her car and hitting her with a hammer in front of her twins, police say.
Ohio woman is hit with a hammer in front of her twins by her former roommate
According to a police report, Jamela Chatman, 27, had reportedly been “bragging” about the assault on her Facebook page.
Officers went to the scene at approximately 12:50 p.m. local time. They found Autumn Hines, who had allegedly just been attacked by Chatman, injured.
Hines told police that Chatman stopped in front of her car, dragged her out of it and proceeded to hit her several times before striking her in the head with a hammer “an undetermined number of times,” according to police. Hines said Chatman fled the scene before police arrived.
Hines was conscious when police arrived. A police report indicated he had many scratches and cuts on his arms, as well as lacerations to the top of his head. Hines refused to be transported to the hospital and said she would take care of the injuries herself.
Her two 5-year-old sons were unharmed in the incident.
Hines explained to police that she had been dating Chatman. According to police, they had problems last year when they were living together as roommates.
Police said a nearby witness showed them Chatman’s Facebook page which contained a video of Chatman allegedly threatening Hines.
Chatman was later arrested at her home, where officers found a hammer they believe was used in the alleged attack. Chatman was booked into the Mahoning County Jail in Youngstown, Ohio, on charges of aggravated robbery.