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Woman charged for curling iron attack
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A local woman has been charged with cutting a man with a knife inside his home, then visiting another residence and attacking a couple with a curling iron while they were in their bedroom asleep.

Savannah Lynn Mason, 30, faces a total of eight charges for a bizarre series of events that unfolded Monday night. Her charges include aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, vandalism, public intoxication and aggravated criminal trespassing.

According to a Warren County Sheriff’s Department report, the incidents began unfolding when James McCormick picked up Mason and brought her back to his home on Ten Penny Road in the Morrison area. The two were reportedly drinking.

“Mr. McCormick stated Ms. Mason became intoxicated and he made her lay down on the bed, located in the living room,” the report states. “Mr. McCormick went into the kitchen and made her a sandwich. Mr. McCormick stated while she was eating the sandwich, she moved to the end of the bed, with her back against the wall.”

McCormick then described Mason as getting a “scared look.” He said she threw the sandwich on the floor and ran to the kitchen to grab a 12-inch knife.

Mason then reportedly said “I know what you are doing” before allegedly cutting McCormick on his neck and left thumb.

Following the chain of events, Mason fled the scene and went to a neighboring home. The homeowner reported someone beating on the door, crying and saying, “Please let me in.” However, fearing for her safety, the female homeowner did not open the door.

The Sheriff’s Department report said Mason became angry when the woman wouldn’t open the door, grabbed a flower pot off the porch, and threw it at the glass door. The impact shattered the glass, but Mason did not gain entry.

She proceeded to a home at nearby Henegar Road where she gained entry through a utility room door and entered the main residence through a sliding door. Mason reportedly grabbed a curling iron from a bathroom and proceeded into the bedroom where Wilmus and Wanda Bouldin were sleeping.

The Bouldins awoke to Mason striking them with the curling iron. Mr. Bouldin was able to get ahold of his attacker, according to the report, and stop the assault. Mason was subdued until deputies arrived.

Mason is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on March 10 to answer to the charges. Her bond has been set at $49,000.