A wife was given probation after she slashed her husband’s nose and then tried use her mother as an alibi for the time of the attack.
The woman, Cindy Lynn Swann, 54, entered a no-contest plea to the charge of assault. She was given an 11-month, 29-day probationary sentence and will be required to make $780 restitution.
According to arrest warrants against her, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Southside Drive concerning a domestic dispute. 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 support 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.”