Utah woman fends off ax attack with a baseball bat

Ogden police arrest ax-wielding suspect. She’s being held without bail.

The Salt Lake Tribune

A Utah woman is in jail after she attacked another woman with an ax — and the victim defended herself with a baseball bat.

The victim told Ogden police that she argued Friday night with the suspect on the phone. The 25-year-old suspect drove to her home, near 2000 Robins Avenue, and entered while carrying an ax. The victim said she grabbed a baseball bat to defend herself, and the suspect raised the ax over her head, swinging it down in a chopping motion.

The victim held the baseball bat over her head, and when the ax hit the bat, the suspect dropped it. The suspect picked up the ax and hit the victim with the handle several times in the head and face, shouting that she would kill her, according to a probable cause statement.

The victim was able to get away and call police, authorities say, while the suspect continued to try to assault her.

According to an Ogden police officer, she could smell alcohol on the suspect’s breath.

The 25-year-old suspect was booked into the Weber County jail for investigation of attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and intoxication. She’s being held without bail.