Man accused in Forrest City hammer attack

Kevin A. Allen (Source: Forrest City Police Department)
Kevin A. Allen (Source: Forrest City Police Department)

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) – A woman is receiving medical treatment for injuries after her live in boyfriend allegedly attacks her with a hammer.

According to Forrest City Police, Kevin Antwon Allen, 26, was captured in Kingsport, TN and extradited back to Forrest City after an altercation with Marquita Jones, of 1221 Airport Road.

Police say Jones received multiple blows to the head with a hammer and continued receiving blows after she was knocked out and lying on the ground. Police also say witnesses saw Allen take money from Jones while she was unconscious.

Officers say Allen was gone before they arrived.

Allen is charged with second-degree domestic battery, aggravated robbery, and theft of property over $1,000 in connection with the incident. He is being held in the St. Francis County Jail.

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