VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A 56-year-old Virginia Beach woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly encouraging one teen to beat another violently with a baseball bat, resulting in life-threatening injuries.
According to Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department, crews responded to the 2900 block of Lynnhaven Drive at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday, April 7. There, they found a 17-year-old semi-conscious in a yard, unable to stand.
Moyers said it was initially reported the teen was drunk and had fallen, injuring himself. He was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Following an investigation, it was found the teen was beaten with a baseball bat by another 17-year-old.
The suspect was charged with malicious assault, Moyers said.
Police later found out Virginia Ann Hale, of the same block as the location of the crime, was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice, four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and false statements to police.
She was released on bond.
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