Man charged with aggravated assault after boiling bleach poured on woman, neighbor attacked with hammer

Johnny Dortch
photo Johnny Dortch

A man has been charged with aggravated domestic assault after allegedly waking a man and a woman by pouring boiling bleach on them and attacking the man with a hammer.

Chattanooga police were called to an apartment in the 2300 block of Wilson Street on the morning of Sunday, May 5. When they arrived, they found the woman wearing a bathrobe, according to Hamilton County court records. She told them Johnny Dewayne Dortch, whom she knew, woke her and her male neighbor up by pouring boiling bleach on them and then hitting the neighbor with a hammer.

Dortch had been living with the woman for the past few weeks but was not in the house before the assault - he got in with one of her house keys, police were told.

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