The Richmond Register

May 15, 2013

RPD: Woman threw wrench at man, hit back of woman’s head

Register staff report

RICHMOND — RPD: Woman those wrench at man, hits back of woman’s head

An East Irvine Street woman was charged Monday with felony assault after she threw an adjustable wrench at a man but instead struck another woman in the head, according to a Richmond police report.

Officers charged Belinda J. Bowling, 33, with second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

Police responded Monday night to a report of a domestic disturbance at Bowling’s residence. Upon arrival they found a woman suffering from a large cut on the back of her head, the report stated.

The officers learned that Bowling, a man and the victim had been arguing, and Bowling threw the wrench, intending to hit the man. Instead, it struck the other woman, according to the RPD.

Second-degree assault is a Class B felony, which carries a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison. First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

Bowling was taken to the Madison County Detention Center where she remained Wednesday afternoon under a $5,000 unsecured third-party bond. She also must be under home incarceration if she is released, according to a jail official.