A Hayden man is charged with assault after authorities say he attacked his wife with a hatchet.
Blount County 911 about 12:18 p.m. on Friday received a call, but no one was speaking on the other end. Through the open line, authorities could hear what sounded like a domestic fight, authorities said.
Sheriff’s deputies traced the call to a home on Levi Green Road and went there. Once they arrived, they knocked on the door but there was no answer.
The deputies checked the door, which was open, and then went inside for a welfare check. They saw a hatchet on the floor, blood on the kitchen floor and a bedroom door that had been broken down, according to court records.
A relative told lawmen that the victim, Jessica Amara, had been taken to Cullman Regional Hospital. Detectives were able to interview her, and she told them her husband had hit her in the head with a hatchet.
31 year old Anthony Amaro is charged with first-degree assault. He is being held in the Blount County Correctional Facility.
Authorities said they may upgrade the charges to attempted murder once they’ve reviewed the evidence and spoken with the victim’s doctors.