An Elizabethtown woman was arrested and charged with assault Friday following an attack on her husband.

The husband of Harlie Hinton notified police Friday afternoon that she punched him in the jaw from behind as he tried to walk away from an argument.

The victim’s phone also was taken by Hinton and when he snatched it back, Hinton began to scratch him and grab his throat, causing scratch marks, the arrest citation read. He told police she grabbed a .380-caliber Glock and pointed it at him and said she was going to kill him.

Hinton, 24, was charged with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury, and first-degree wanton endangerment. First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, which is punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. The assault charge is a misdemeanor.

Hinton was booked Friday in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $1,000 bond and released the same day. She is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Hardin District Court.

Trey Crumbie can be reached at 270-505-1747 or tcrumbie@thenewsenterprise.com.

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