Janesville police arrested six people Tuesday night after an injury accident and domestic assault that involved a woman being hit in the mouth with a hammer, Janesville police said.

Janesville police and fire departments responded at 9:30 p.m. to a crash at Afton Road and Falling Creek Circle.

A 16-year-old Janesville girl failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn and collided with another vehicle.

Officers later learned the first vehicle had been seen leaving 91 Falling Creek Circle following a domestic disturbance that included Samantha J. Guinter, 28, of that address being struck in the mouth with a hammer and windows being broken.

Guinter lost some teeth, said Lt. Mike Blaser.

Police found a 26-year-old Beloit woman pinned in her vehicle at the accident scene, complaining of leg injuries. She was taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital, according to the release. Her name was not available Wednesday night, as reports had not been completed.

Before the traffic crash, a group of people that included the 16-year-old driver; Tasha Sanger, 35, of 399 Edgerton Road, No. 3, Edgerton; and Jamarious Shoulders, 22, of Madison, had arrived at the house, and a fight ensued, Blaser said.

That group then left the house and got into the accident, Blaser said. Four people in the vehicle were transported to Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Janesville, according to the release.

Meanwhile, Guinter and Sergio Maciel 27, of 91 Falling Creek Circle, got into a car with the intention of seeking revenge on the group that had left, Blaser said.

In an odd turn of events, Guinter and Maciel arrived at the accident scene, and Sanger and Shoulders got into Guinter and Maciel’s vehicle with the intention of going to Madison to get away from the trouble, Blaser said.

An officer responding to the crash saw Maciel’s vehicle and pulled it over at Afton Road and South Indian Lake Drive, Sgt. Chad Pierson said.

The fight appears to have started over words that Maciel and Guinter said to a juvenile at their residence, which the other group perceived as picking on the juvenile, Blaser said.

Police made these arrests:

  • Maciel, on suspicion of disorderly conduct, driving while intoxicated and five warrants.
  • Guinter, on suspicion of domestic disorderly conduct and domestic criminal damage to property. She was treated and released at Mercyhealth.
  • Sanger, on suspicion of substantial battery, obstructing and felony bail jumping. She is suspected of wielding the hammer that hit Guinter.
  • Shoulders, on suspicion of parole violation. He was treated and released at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center.
  • A 15-year-old Janesville girl, on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct.
  • The 16-year-old Janesville girl on suspicion of driving while revoked, failure to yield the right of way, driving a vehicle without insurance, battery and disorderly conduct.

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