LITTLETON, MASS. (WHDH) - A 22-year-old Newton woman is facing assault charges after police say she bashed another woman in the head with a hammer and sprayed bleach on her during a violent attack in Littleton Wednesday evening.
Officers responding to a reported assault on Green Needles Road about 6 p.m. arrested Asia Dotten-Jiles on two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after determining she had hit another woman in the head with a hammer before spraying her with a spray bottle containing bleach, according to Littleton Police Chief Matthew Pinard.
Police say Dotten-Jiles began shouting at the woman and even threatened to kill her for walking through the yard to have dinner with a friend before attacking the victim.
She was later found hiding in a nearby home, where she had showered and decontaminated herself from the pepper spray that the victim used to defend herself.
Police say neither of the women knows the other but they are each friend of the man who lives at the address.
The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to Nashoba Valley Medical Center to be evaluated.
Dotten-Jiles’ lawyer, Christopher Reardon, called it self defense.
“This is a self-defense case, the alleged victim came over there, pepper sprayed my client in the face, which is identified in the police report,” he said.
Dotten-Jiles pleaded not guilty during her arraignment Thursday in Ayer District Court and is being held without bail.
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