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Woman Attacks Her Sleeping Aunt With a Hammer

Woman Attacks Her Sleeping Aunt With a Hammer

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REDLANDS, Calif. – A Redlands woman was arrested for attacking her aunt with a hammer while she slept on Monday.

The assault was reported at around 9:30 a.m. The victim, her 55-year-old aunt reported that her niece, Ashley Lynn Wade, 28, who lives with her in the 900 block of Gail Avenue went into her room while she slept and attacked her with a hammer. Wade allegedly hit her in the head with a hammer multiple times. Wade dropped the hammer at the location and left the home.

The victim was rushed to the hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Officers and a sheriff’s helicopter attempted to locate Wade but were unable to. Wade returned home at around 2:30 p.m. and started banging on the windows to get in police officials said. When police arrived, they located Wade hiding in the neighbor’s backyard.


Wade was arrested for Attempted Murder and was booked at the West Valley Detention Center where she is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Anyone with information regarding crime or suspicious activity is asked to contact Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681 ext. 1. Certain non-emergency crimes may also be reported online using the Redlands Police Department’s CopLogic reporting system at cityofredlands.org/police/report. Suspicious activity and tips can be reported using the City of Redlands 311 mobile app available for Android, iPhones, and iPads.

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