Tallahassee woman arrested for aggravated assault and theft

Tallahassee woman arrested for aggravated assault and theft
Posted at 1:10 PM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 09:22:36-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman accused of strangling her ex-girlfriend and holding her at knifepoint has been arrested.

Shandlyia Lyone Smith was arrested on Tuesday for aggravated assault and petit theft. 

According to a court document, Tallahassee Police officers were called to an apartment at University Club Apartments about a domestic incident.

They were told that the victim had been strangled and was held at knifepoint by Smith. Officers also learned that officers had been in the apartment earlier that day because Smith was to have no contact with the victim as one the terms of her probation. 

The victim told officers that Smith had been repeatedly calling her and hanging up all day that day. While the victim was at home waiting on a friend, she got a knock at her door.

The document says that when she opened it, she found that Smith was at the door. Smith then came in and went to the victim's room, coming back with a steak knife.

The victim said that Smith was pointing and waving the knife at her, causing the victim to become afraid. Eventually Smith backed off of the victim and left the apartment.

The document says that officers began looking for Smith and eventually found her walking along S. Monroe Street with a knife in her hand. 

When interviewed, Smith told officers that her and the victim had had gotten into an argument over broken liquor bottles, causing Smith to leave.

Later, Smith called the victim to see if she wanted food. Smith told officers that the victim said she was hungry, so she went to get food and returned to the apartment.

According to the document, Smith said that once she was in the apartment, she went to the victim's room to get a knife saying that she "always carries it."

When asked why she took it, Smith responded that she used to to protect herself. When pressed further on the matter, Smith denied that there was ever an argument and said that she was walking home from the bank when officers found her.

TPD arrested Smith and transported her to Leon County Jail. She's being held on a $5,250 bond.