Brick thrown at Gadsden woman's face; three arrested for attempted murder

Michael Allen Hammett (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

Gadsden police arrested three men investigators say are responsible for hitting a woman in the face with a brick.Officers took 38-year-old James Barrett White and 33-year-olds Michael Allen Hammett and Jamie Lee Ray into custody Wednesday.{} The three men are each charged with attempted murder.The attack happened Sunday afternoon.{} Investigators said the victim was with others in a vehicle on Eisenhower Street in Gadsden.{} They went to visit a family member who lives on the street, but the relative was not home, so they turned around.Gadsden police captain Paul{}Cody{}said as the group passed 1820 Eisenhower Street, the three suspects forced the vehicle to stop."The victim and passengers of the vehicle were uninvolved parties to a prior dispute and did not know the suspects," Cody said.Investigators said one of the men threw a{}brick through the opened back window and hit the woman in the face.{} She remained in the hospital Thursday afternoon.
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