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Mercer County woman arrested for ax attack

Ashley Nicole Hopkins Ashley Nicole Hopkins

A domestic dispute turns violent overnight in Mercer County.

According to West Virginia State Police, Ashley Hopkins is behind bars after she struck a man in the head with an ax.

It happened on North Press Road, which is located right off Bent Mountain Road near the Speedway or Lerona area around 12:30 Wednesday morning.

Troopers tell WVVA the injuries sustained were not life threatening and no one was taken to the hospital.

West Virginia State Police, a Concord University Police unit and Princeton Rescue unit were also at the scene.

Ashley Hopkins is charged with battery, brandishing a deadly weapon, two counts of malicious or unlawful assault, three counts of child neglect, assault and destruction of property.

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