Woman allegedly uses hammer and tire iron to beat boyfriend

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

WINSLOW, Ariz. – A woman was arrested for allegedly beating her boyfriend with a hammer and a tire iron near Interstate 40.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call from an off-duty Department of Corrections officer saying a woman was beating a man using what appeared to be a stick.

The officer was heading westbound on I-40 when he witnessed the incident.

CCSO and Arizona Department of Public Safety deputies responded to the scene and found what they described as a large amount of blood on the off-ramp near Exit 245.

Investigators spoke to a man who was with the victim at the time of the alleged attack. He told police his friend, only described as a 36-year-old man from Leupp, Ariz., that the victim had been physically attacked by his girlfriend, 30-year-old Amy Keams.

Police say the friend was driving the victim home when he became drowsy so they pulled over on the off-ramp and both fell asleep in the car.

The witness told investigators Keams approached them with her vehicle from behind in the morning and got out armed with what appeared to be a hammer. She allegedly struck her boyfriend in the knees.

An argument ensued and Keams then allegedly grabbed a tire iron and struck the victim in the head. The victim’s friend said he appeared to be unconscious for a short time.

The suspect fled in her car but was later arrested.