Argument turns violent when woman attacks another woman with bat, deputies say

A South Taft woman was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after she allegedly attacked another woman with a baseball bat during an argument on South Street about midnight Tuesday.

Loni Wehunt, 33, is being held in the Kern County Sheriff's central receiving facility on $25,243 bail.

Wehunt is accused of attacking Tammie Renee Chatman with a bat as the two women argued in the 100 block of South Street.

Sheriff's Sr. Deputy Kevin george said Chatman was I the street yelling at Wehunt when Wehunt came out of her house with the baseball bat and started swinging it at Chatman.

Chatman raised her left arm to deflect the blows and was struck several times in the arm, George said.
She fled back to her house, which is on the same block, but Wehunt followed, George said.

Another woman came out of Chatman's house and prevented Wehunt from hitting Chatman again and Chatman got back into her house without further injury, George said.

Wehunt then swung the bat again and broke out a window.

Chatman was examined by paramedics but did not need further treatment or transport, George said.
Wehunt was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.