Valdosta woman accused of assaulting man with hammer

Valdosta woman accused of assaulting man with hammer

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A Valdosta woman was behind bars Monday night, accused of assaulting her husband with a hammer.

Police say 40 year-old Monica Jones hit her husband, 49 year-old Edward Jones, once in the head just before 9 p.m. Sunday night in the 1300 block of Ponderosa Dr.

He was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment. Monica Jones was arrested at the scene.

Police say the two had been arguing prior to the incident. "The officers got there and there was a large group of people out there. They determined that the married couple had gotten into an argument and at some point the female struck the male in the head with a hammer," explained Valdosta Police Department Lieutenant Aaron Kirk.

Edward Jones has since been released from the hospital.

Monica Jones was facing a charge of aggravated assault Monday.

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