MAY 27–A Louisiana woman battered her new wife with a detached bedpost after the victim ruined a bag of marijuana by accidentally placing it in the washing machine, police report.

Cops allege that Ashley Perkins, 30, attacked her spouse while the couple was visiting relatives last Monday in a Pensacola, Florida suburb.

During an “altercation over missing marijuana,” Perkins allegedly struck her wife “several times with a detached bedpost about her legs, head, and left arm.”

Perkins, seen above, and her 48-year-old spouse were married last month, according to a post on the victim’s Facebook page. The couple lives in Youngsville, a city 10 miles south of Lafayette.

The victim, cops reported, sustained lacerations on her arm and “contusions to the back of her head and legs.” EMS workers called to the residence said that the victim’s arm may have been fractured.

Perkins told police that the couple had been arguing about marijuana, which “the victim owned…and accidentally placed it in the washer.” Perkins “confirmed the two had tussled,” but denied striking her wife “with anything.”

While en route to jail, Perkins reportedly changed her story, and claimed that her spouse “picked up the bedpost and began beating herself, causing the injuries.”

Charged with aggravated battery, Perkins spent more than two days in the Santa Rosa County jail before posting $25,000 bond Thursday morning. Perkins, who has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, has been ordered by a judge to have no contact with her spouse. (2 pages)