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Woman arrested in Littleton in assault with hammer, bleach

A Newton woman was arrested Wednesday in Littleton for hitting another woman with a hammer and spraying her with bleach, police said.

Asia Dotten-Jiles, 22, was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Littleton police said. She will not be charged with attempted murder, as police had previously said.

She was slated to appear in Ayer District Court on Thursday.

Police responded to a report of an assault at 26 Green Needles Road around 6 p.m.

Dotten-Jiles confronted the victim, who was visiting the resident of a cottage behind that address and threatened her as she headed out to dinner at a nearby home, police said in a statement.

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When the victim returned, Dotten-Jiles confronted her again, this time with a hammer and a spray bottle filled with bleach, police said.

Dotten-Jiles allegedly threw the hammer, striking the victim in the shoulder and head, and then sprayed her with bleach. The victim sprayed Dotten-Jiles with a can of pepper spray, police said.

The victim received minor injuries and was taken to Nashoba Valley Medical Center, police said.

Police did not say why Dotten-Jiles allegedly attacked the victim.

Dotten-Jiles was previously wanted on district court warrants in Quincy and Boston for resisting arrest and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, respectively, police said.


Maria Lovato can be reached at maria.lovato@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @maria_lovato99.