Police charge man with beating Youngstown woman with hammer

Timothy Smith wanted for home invasion on Bott Street, Youngstown Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police arrested a man Monday afternoon in connection to a violent home invasion on the East Side this weekend.

Police say Timothy Leshon Smith, pictured in the above photo, forced his way into a relative’s home on Bott Street around 7 o’clock Saturday night. Police say he assaulted the woman with a hammer, and took off after young children in the home called for help.

Police arrested Smith at a bus station Monday and said that the woman is currently in critical condition at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

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