A Newton woman who admitted to spraying gasoline on another woman during an argument at a local convenience store will be sentenced Wednesday. Sixty-two-year-old Barbara Anne Smithhart pled guilty to assault.
Newton police say Smithhart sprayed a significant amount of gas all over the 46-year-old victim’s body, soaking her clothes, and then left the gas station. The victim did not have any serious injuries, but her neck face and arms were red and she did complain of a burning sensation.
The assault happened around 3:30 A.M. on August 21st.
By Randy Van, KCOB, Newton