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Bullhead City women arrested for alleged hammer attack on boyfriend

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 02:19:21-05

BULLHEAD CITY (KTNV) — The Bullhead City Police Department says they arrested 74-year-old Marilyn Ann Kepler for hitting her boyfriend in the head with a hammer while he was asleep.

It started on Feb. 8 when the Kingman Police Department reported that a 74-year-old Bullhead City man was being treated at a Kingman hospital with injuries to his head.

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The man told medical staff that he woke up to Kepler hitting him in the head with a weapon at their home in Bullhead City.

The man said he was able to convince Kepler to drive him to get medical attention after the attack.

However, the man told police that she drove past the hospital and then pulled a gun on him while she was driving.

He told police he was able to wrestle the gun away and get out of the vehicle, stating Kepler then drove away.

Passersby saw him and took him to the closest hospital for treatment.

Bullhead City Police went to the 1800 block of Arcadia Plaza near Highway 95 in Bullhead City and took Marilyn Kepler into custody.

She explained to police that she was upset with her boyfriend because he had left the television on during the night and she couldn’t sleep.

Police say Kepler was arrested for aggravated assault per domestic violence and was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.