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Ferguson Township woman gets jail time for hammer assault on ex-boyfriend

A Ferguson Township woman convicted in June of aggravated assault and other charges for hitting an ex-boyfriend with a belt and a hammer, as well as chasing him down a bike path in an SUV, will serve a stint in Centre County Correctional Facility.

Judge Jonathan D. Grine sentenced Hannah Matos, 29, on Thursday to 111/2 to 231/2 months at the county jail. Matos was arrested by Ferguson Township police in June 2013 after her former love interest called to report Matos had struck him with the belt and the hammer after a breakup and chased him down a bike path at Tudek Memorial Park when he attempted to flee.

Matos was charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor counts of stalking, making terroristic threats and simple assault and a summary harassment charge. She was found guilty of all but the stalking and threat charges at trial.

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