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Woman stabbed in back
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One woman was hospitalized while another was taken to jail following an early morning stabbing at Partridge Meadows Apartments.

Duana Johnson, 45, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, according to McMinnville Police, for an incident that occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

She is accused of stabbing Christie Guerard, 36, three times in the back. Guerard was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was interviewed by McMinnville Police about the incident Monday at the hospital.

According to detective Todd Rowland, the two women were among a group that was hanging out at the apartment complex, which is located on Oriole Drive. Rowland said what began as a verbal argument escalated to the point of a physical attack.

“Tempers ran high and logic ran low,” said Rowland, who described the weapon as a single blade locking knife.