Women charged in attack, attempted robbery of Sulphur businessman

Published: Jan. 27, 2015 at 9:46 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 28, 2015 at 8:51 PM CDT
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SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Two women are in custody after a Sulphur businessman was beaten with a hammer Tuesday afternoon during an attempted robbery, authorities said.

Sulphur Police Department spokesman Mel Estess said Jessica Ashley Pine, 29, tuned herself in while Christine Clark, 24, was arrested by detectives.

Estess said the women, both of Sulphur, attempted to rob the owner of Smitty's Inspection Center, struck him with a hammer multiple times and fled the scene.

Clark is facing charges of aggravated second-degree battery and attempted armed robbery. Her bond was set at $150,000. Pine, who is being held on a $50,000 bond, will be charged with attempted robbery.

Estess said the owner of Smitty's was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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