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PENDLETON — An altercation over a bag of cans turned violent Sunday morning, July 10, as Pendleton police reported officers arrested a woman for assault with a hammer.

According to a press release, Pendleton resident Theresa D. Guardipee, 41, stole a bag of cans from another man at Roy Raley Park. A 911 call at 11:18 a.m. reported Guardipee unveiled a hammer and began swinging.

“When the male victim attempted to get the bag of cans back, it was reported that Guardipee hit the male in the back with the hammer causing pain and injury,” according to Pendleton police.

Officers arrived at 11:21 a.m. and contacted both of the people involved. Police found visible evidence on the victim’s body as well as witness statements that supported the victim’s case. Police arrested Guardipee for first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.

In addition to these charges, police found Guardipee to be in possession of a “violation amount of suspected methamphetamine.”

The case will go to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office once all police reports are in.

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