It was hammer time in Columbia County Friday when two men said their wives tried to attack them with hammers.
A Martinez man called 911 from his bathroom, where he was trapped trying to escape his angry wife.
The 39-year-old man said he and his wife, Tuere Dawn Jackson, argued and she swung at him at about 3:30 a.m. Friday. He locked himself and their 11-month-old baby inside the master bedroom bathroom. He said his wife beat on the bedroom door with what he thought was a hammer and got into the bedroom, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s office incident report. The man said Jackson destroyed items in the bedroom and tried to get into the bathroom, but didn’t get in before deputies arrived.
Deputies said Jackson was initially confrontational and uncooperative and refused to allow deputies inside the house. Eventually she moved from the doorway, allowing deputies inside, and said there was no need to investigate and deputies should leave, according to the report.
Deputies found the man locked inside the bathroom because of damage to the door lock.
During questioning, Jackson became irate and stopped cooperating. As attempted to arrest her, Jackson repeatedly pulled away from deputies. She was handcuffed and escorted out.
Jackson was charged with simple assault-family violence and two counts of obstruction of police officers. She was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Friday after posting a $4,800 bond, according to jailers.
An Evans man told deputies Friday afternoon that his wife came at him with a hammer and a knife during an argument.
The 31-year-old man said he and his wife were arguing about his infidelity at about 4:30 p.m., according to a sheriff’s office incident report. The woman said her husband hit her in the eye.
The man said he’d recently cheated on his wife and they were working out some issues. His wife found calls to another woman on his cell phone and they argued.
His wife then came at him wielding a knife and a hammer, according to the report. When she got close to him, the man said he pushed her away.
The man said he was packing personal items because he’d planned on leaving.
Deputies did not charge anyone in the incident because they could not determine who was the primary aggressor.