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Cumberland County Mother Charged in Violent Assault on Daughter Days Before Mother’s Day

Ashley Witters, a 37-year-old mother from Cumberland County, has been charged with multiple offenses following a violent domestic incident involving her juvenile daughter. The altercation occurred at their Carlisle home on May 10, just days before Mother’s Day.

Middlesex Township Police reported that they were called to the scene due to a physical dispute between Witters and her daughter. During the incident, Witters allegedly placed her daughter in a chokehold, kicked, bit, and headbutted her, resulting in injury to the child.

Following the incident, Witters was arrested and transported to Cumberland County Prison. She faces charges including strangulation, endangering the welfare of children, and simple assault. She is currently held on a $10,000 bail, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 12.


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

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