Franklin woman allegedly attacked another with hammer

Published 12:25 pm Monday, June 29, 2015

A fight over a boyfriend has led to the arrest of one Franklin woman and left another with severe facial injuries, said Capt. Timothy Whitt, Franklin Police Department spokesman.

Nayasia Trenise Pope, 21, of the 700 block of Bolling Street, was arrested and charged with armed burglary and malicious wounding during the early morning hours on Saturday.



Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Washington Street at approximately 1:30 a.m. to investigate a fight. A 21-year-old female victim was allegedly attacked with a claw hammer by Pope after she reportedly forced her way into the residence once the victim partially opened the door.

Pope is reported to have also assaulted a 19-year-old man who was inside the home.

The female victim was struck several times in the face and was sent to the Southampton Memorial Hospital for treatment to the lacerations on her face, as well as broken facial bones. The male was sent to the hospital as well. The condition of the two is unknown at this time.

Pope was remanded to Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.