Madison police arrest 2 women accused of attacking state senator

Samantha Hamer and Kerida O'Reilly
Samantha Hamer and Kerida O'Reilly

MADISON, Wis. — Police have arrested two Madison women who allegedly attacked state Sen. Tim Carpenter back in June.

Officials said Samantha Hamer, 26, and Kerida O’Reilly, 33, turned themselves in Monday.

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According to the incident report, the two are facing charges of substantial battery and robbery with use of force as a party to a crime.

On June 23, Carpenter said he was trying to take a picture of a group of protesters when he was attacked. He said he fell to the ground and was beaten by the group.