H-SANTA MARIA

Aug 6, 2011 11:42 AM by Danielle Lerner

Woman arrested, accused of assaulting 18 year old with a machete

A woman is behind bars and an 18-year-old man is in the hospital after officers say he was assaulted with a machete early Saturday morning.

It happened around 5:45 a.m. near the Laz E Daze in the 1300 block of North Broadway.

Officers say 39-year-old Christina Summers of Santa Maria knew the 18-year-old victim. The two were arguing when Summers hit the victim in the back of the head with a machete.

The victim is recovering from non- life threatening injuries at Marian Medical Center.

Summers was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail in Goleta on a charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

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