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Newark woman charged with assault after striking person holding a child

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Newark woman following an investigation into a domestic incident on Saturday around 7:30 p.m.

According to a news release, Samantha Hartman, 32, of Newark was charged with criminal contempt, assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.

She’s accused of striking a male multiple times in the face while he was holding a child. In the process she violated an active court order, too.

Hartman was transported to the Wayne County Jail to await arraignment.