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Assault Outside of Oroville Sends at Least One to Hospital

Published On: May 07 2013 06:07:18 PM CDT   Updated On: May 07 2013 08:11:28 PM CDT

Courtesy: John Loewe of the Oroville Mirror

OROVILLE, Calif. -

Butte County deputies are investigating an assault just outside of Oroville.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office received several 9-11 calls in the 3200-block of Myers St. in the south side of Orovillle around 10:12 a.m. on Tuesday.

Witnesses told the Oroville Mirror that a man and woman confronted another man late this morning. An argument ensued and the first man allegedly pulled out a hammer. In response, the second man pulled out a knife.

Deputies said that Marcos R. Diaz, 40, was attacked by Jeanette R. Hughs, 42, and Albert G. Hammons, 36, with a hammer. Diaz responded in his own defense with a knife.

Hammons suffered a knife wound in the neck and was taken to Oroville Hospital where he was stabilized, then moved to an unidentified hospital for further care.

Hughs was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Butte County Jail. She is being held on $30,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding this crime or any other, please call the Butte County Sheriff's Office.