He said, she said: Couple charged with abusing each other after fight with hammer

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A night of violence that included a hammer ended with a couple being arrested.

Now, both people are facing domestic assault charges.

On Thursday night, police were called to a home in the 3100 block of S. Woodward and found a bloody man standing in the driveway.

Authorities say 55-year-old Bobby Joe Bell Jr. told police his girlfriend hit him on the head, the arm and hand with a hammer.bobbie joe bell

He says she was mad because he had turned down her radio.

His girlfriend, 49-year-old Loretta Lynn Bearden tells a different story.

Officials say she told police she was defending herself after Bell got made and started choking her.

The police affidavit says bruises on Bearden’s neck are consistent with strangulation.

Both Bell and Bearden were taken into custody and now face domestic abuse charges.

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