A woman faces felony assault charges after she stabbed her boyfriend during a break-up, claiming she acted in self-defense.
The woman, Rhonda L. Brown, 43, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound to the grand jury on the charge of aggravated domestic assault. She was ordered to serve 60 days during her appearance before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke for violation of probation. Her probation will be extended by six months once she gets out of jail.
She was charged when police arrived at her Couch Street address.
“She was holding a knife in her hand yelling at him,” McMinnville policeman Eddie Colwell said. “Both had blood on them.”
Colwell was able to get Brown to put down the knife and step outside.
“They had broken up and gotten in an argument,” Colwell said.
Brown reportedly told police she stabbed the victim in the left arm during the dispute.
“She admitted stabbing him in self-defense,” Colwell noted.
Witnesses claimed Brown was the primary aggressor in the fight. Police noticed she had been drinking.
If convicted, Brown could face three to six years in prison on the felony assault count.