A woman has been charged with felony assault after she allegedly sliced her husband’s nose with a knife when he answered the door.
The woman, Cindy Lynn Swann, 54, will not face a hearing on the count until July 14 when she appears before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.
According to arrest warrants against her, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Southside Drive. When deputy Steve McMillen arrived, he immediately noticed a fresh cut on David Swann’s nose.
“He stated he was sleeping and his wife started beating on the bedroom door,” McMillen said. “David Swann opened the door and she cut him on the nose with a knife.”
Cindy Swann left the scene after the incident but returned while the deputy was still there taking the report. During questioning, Cindy Swann denied having any part in the cutting, claiming she had stayed with her mother in Altamont and had not been at the house. Her story, however, fell apart when lawmen checked her alibi.
“Cindy Swann’s mother stated Cindy did not stay with her,” said Sgt. Jason Walker, noting that not only did the mother not back up the alibi but instead she said her daughter confessed to the crime. “She said Cindy had called and advised she had cut David Swann with a knife.”
The aggravated domestic assault charge against Swann carries three to six years in prison. It has not been revealed what prompted the attack.