Tallahassee woman arrested for aggravated battery

Tallahassee woman arrested after stabbing man with kitchen knife
Posted at 11:43 AM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 09:22:12-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee woman was arrested after stabbing a man with a kitchen knife.

Shonterria L. Conner, 23, was arrested Monday and booked into the Leon County Detention Center on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault without intent to kill.

On Saturday, officers were called to Vista Rise Apartments about an assault. 

Tallahassee Police Department officers wrote that when they arrived on the scene they saw five males and a female in a heated argument in front of an apartment. An officer separated the group and saw blood on the victim's right shirt sleeve.

According to an arrest report, a witness, who is the stabbing victim's brother, told police that the knife was meant "for him."

He said that earlier that day, his girlfriend left the apartment and went to Conner's house. Shortly after leaving, the witness said several men showed up to his house and started banging on the door, threatening to kill him.

When the witness came out of the apartment to confront the men, according to the arrest report, the victim noticed his young cousin walking out of his brother's door unattended and went to get the child.

However, the victim says he was then assaulted by two of the men and was stabbed in the arm by Conner.

The officer wrote in the report that "[the victim] had a minor stab/cut on the back of his right bicep area and some swelling on his left cheek" and refused to be transported to a hospital.

Witnesses corroborated the account, telling investigators that they saw Conner armed with the kitchen knife and swinging it at males as she chased them.

Police could not find Conner on the day of the stabbing. But they found her  Monday while responding to a report that she was chasing her boyfriend around the parking lot.

Conner remained in jail on Wednesday and applied for criminal indigent status to try to get the appointment of a public defender. 

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