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Police: Woman hit boyfriend with hammer, ceramic mug

Maria Parnell (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office) Maria Parnell (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office)
CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

Police arrested a Caruthersville woman saying she assaulted her boyfriend with a hammer and a ceramic mug.

Maria Ann Parnell is charged with domestic assault 1st and unlawful use of a weapon.

Caruthersville Police Chief Tony Jones says officers were called to 941 Madison Street for a domestic dispute on Aug. 4.

Parnell met officers at the front door crying and in a panicked state. Jones says Parnell told officers she was assaulted by her boyfriend who put his hands around her neck.

Officers found the man nearly unconscious on a bed with a huge knot on his head. He was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Jones says both Parnell and her boyfriend were intoxicated.

Parnell was taken to the Pemiscot County Jail.

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