Woman charged with husband in second bat attack

Ashley Nicole Jones
Ashley Nicole Jones

An alleged husband and wife crime duo is back in jail after another alleged attack involving a baseball bat.

Ashley Nicole Jones, 37, of Ward Town Road, Whiteville, was arrested Aug. 13 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Her bond was set $20,000.

Ashley Nicole Jones
Ashley Nicole Jones

The sheriff’s office reported that Jamie Marlowe, 45, of Whiteville reported that she was walking on Bishford Road in Whiteville when a vehicle approached her.  John McCumbee, 42, and Jones began arguing with Marlowe.

The male then reportedly retrieved a baseball bat and struck Marlowe about her body. Jones then allegedly  struck Marlowe with the bat before they fled the scene. They also took Marlowe’s debit card and check book during the incident.

Marlowe was taken to the hospital with multiple broken bones and lacerations. McCumbee was taken into custody Aug. 2.

John McCumbee

McCumbee and Jones, who were identified in court documents as husband and wife, were arrested in May for the ambush beating and robbery of a man in Clarendon. John Dennis, 64, told deputies that on March 13, he gave Jones a ride to a home on Clarendon-Chadbourn Road and invited him inside. McCumbee was waiting inside the home, and the couple attacked Dennis with a baseball bat and knife. He told detectives he was robbed of $230, a cell phone, and gold earrings.

Jones and McCumbee were out on bond on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and armed robbery when the Bishford Road attack occurred.

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