Sheriff’s office: Md. woman poured hot grits on man, hit him with baseball bat

WASHINGTON — A Prince George’s County woman is facing assault charges after the sheriff’s office says she poured hot grits on a sleeping man and then beat him with a baseball bat.

On Thursday, Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 42-year-old Alexis Staton of Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Police say on July 31, Staton allegedly poured hot grits on a man while he slept in the 7000 block of Onyx Court of Capitol Heights. When the victim jumped out of bed, Staton struck him in the head with a baseball bat, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim walked out of the residence with burns to his body and his head was bleeding, according to the warrant for Staton’s arrest.

Officials have not said what led up to Staton’s alleged actions and have not detailed the relationship between Staton and the victim.

Deputies arrested Staton Aug. 4 and she has been transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections in Hyattsville, Maryland, for processing.

Staton is charged with second degree assault and reckless endangerment.

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