A man has been charged with domestic assault after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend with an ink pen.
The man, Courtney Demetrius Martin, 29, is charged with domestic assault, tampering with evidence, and simple possession of drugs. He will face preliminary hearing on his charges Tuesday before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.
Martin was arrested after his girlfriend reported he had stabbed her with an ink pen. According to the warrant filed against him by McMinnville police officer Toby Lewis, the victim was accosted in the parking lot when she left work.
“When she got off work she found her boyfriend in her vehicle,” Lewis explained. “He started an argument over if she was cheating on him.”
Martin allegedly told her that he had a knife. However, instead of coming at her with a blade, Martin reportedly grabbed an ink pen and stabbed her in the shoulder. The point of the pen cut through her shirt and buried itself in her shoulder. She ended up going to River Park Hospital for treatment.
Martin’s issues weren’t over, however, as he crossed paths with police four days later when they caught up to him to arrest him for assaulting his girlfriend. Police saw him in the parking lot of a local motel and moved in.
Martin, apparently seeing police coming, pushed a plastic bag in his mouth and tried to swallow the pills that were inside to get rid of the evidence. Police were able to retrieve the pills before he swallowed them. The bag contained four Xanax leading to evidence tampering charges against him.