Woman pleads guilty to brass knuckle attack

Rose Smith

FRONT ROYAL – A local woman accused of attacking another woman with a pair of brass knuckles pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday.

Rose Colleen Smith, 34, took a plea deal for one charge of unlawful wounding. She will serve 90 days in jail.

According to a summary of the evidence provided by Warren County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Anna Hammond, Smith was driving in town on Aug. 4 when she saw her ex-boyfriend with another woman at a driveway at 835 E. 6th St.

Hammond said Smith then exited her vehicle and began striking the woman with a pair of brass knuckles, which were later recovered at the scene.

The victim suffered injuries to her face, behind her ear and on her leg, Hammond said.

The victim’s boyfriend broke up the spat and struck Smith, ending the matter, Hammond said.

Neither Smith nor her attorney objected to Hammond’s version of the evidence.

Circuit Judge Clifford Athey Jr. sentenced Smith to serve two years in jail, with all but 90 days of the sentence suspended, followed by two years of supervised probation.

Athey also banned Smith from contacting the victim.

Smith will owe restitution in the case, though the specific value will be determined within the next 60 days.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com