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Man charged with assault in hammer attack on woman

January 15, 2006

A man accused of attacking a woman with a hammer Friday night has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, according to Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies.

Allen Lane Jarrell, 34, was being held Saturday at the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bail, jail officials said.

Deputy James Sword identified the woman who was struck in the head with the hammer as Dinah Reall, age unknown. Taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of her injuries, Reall later was released, Sword said Saturday.

Sword said Jarrell and Reall moved into the home on Smithfield Farm Lane near Huyetts at the beginning of the year.

For several hours, deputies and officers with the Hagerstown Police Department tried to remove Jarrell from the home where the attack occurred.

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