Community shocked after police say woman stabbed and hit her mother in the head with skillet

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - A Pike County woman is behind bars after police say she hit her mother on the head with a frying pan then stabbed her multiple times.

"The kitchen pan was involved also, which she struck her mother with," recalled Chris Edmonds with the Pikeville Police Department.

Police say the dispute began after Urshella Hamilton asked her daughter, Ashley Estoll if she used methamphetamine.

"You know, you are starting to see more violence with newer drugs coming in," pointed out Edmonds.

Many in Pikeville were shocked to find out the details.

"How does a daughter do that to their mother that's taken care of them, you know what I mean?" asked Terri Mitchell.

Mitchell says she is not surprised to learn drugs may have played a role.

"Drugs destroys families. It destroys everything," said Mitchell.

Barbara Howell agrees.

"To think someone would actually commit those crimes against their beloved mother is beyond my imagination," explained Howell.

Sue Meadows offers a piece of advice for Estoll.

"I couldn't believe it. I mean, if she has a problem with her mother, she should have just left," explained Meadows.

Howell says she hopes Urshella has a smooth recovery.

"My heart goes out to the mother and I pray for her recovery," said Howell.

We reached out to Ashley Estoll. She did not want to talk to us. She is being held in the Pike County Detention Center.

She faces assault and resisting arrest charges.

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