Lafayette woman sentenced for attacking another with a hammer

A Lafayette woman has been sentenced to four years after prosecutors say she attacked another woman with a hammer.

Posted: Feb. 4, 2019 11:55 AM
Updated: Feb. 4, 2019 11:58 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette woman has been sentenced to four years after prosecutors say she attacked another woman with a hammer. Shanna Smith will serve one year in jail and three years on probation. 

On Oct. 5, 2018, officers were dispatched to the Romney Meadows apartment complex regarding subjects hitting a car with baseball bats. When they arrived they found the victim sitting next to a car with smashed windows. According to prosecutors, the victim described being attacked by an unknown male while she was outside her apartment, and she fled the area but got stuck near the exit when her car broke down.

That's when prosecutors said Smith, her 16-year-old son and several unknown men busted out the victim's car windows with baseball bats.

Prosecutors also say video evidence then showed Smith hitting the victim on the head with a hammer.

Smith's charges include Battery with a deadly weapon, Criminal Mischief and Contributing the Delinquency of a Minor.

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