Hamilton County Correctional Facility

The victim was missing several teeth and had a head wound

November 17, 2015 10:20 AM

A Chattanooga, Tennessee, woman has been charged for allegedly attacking another woman with an ax, according to a police affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.

Juanita Lee Chappell, 34, allegedly told police she attacked the woman because she hugged her boyfriend. The unidentified victim told police that she was leaving a homeless camp and said goodbye to a friend when Chappell became upset.

According to the affidavit, Chappell found an ax and “told everyone to watch out.” She later purportedly told police that the woman was hugging her boyfriend “intimately.”

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Chappell was charged with aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder after the incident, which took place on Sunday night at around 5:30 p.m.

Police arrived on the scene to find the victim with a gash on her head and several teeth missing. Chappell had allegedly used the broad side of an ax to hit the victim.

Chappell is being held in Hamilton County Jail on a $200,000 bond. She has not entered a plea to the charges against her.

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