Fight over meth leads to felony assault charge

Fight over meth leads to felony assault charge

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman faces felony assault and battering charges after police say she attacked her boyfriend with a knife and a frying pan.

Police arrested Jennifer Criss, 33, Sunday on suspicion of domestic battering-third degree, aggravated assault on a family or household member and theft by receiving.

According to the incident report, Criss "poked" the victim's stomach with a knife "a couple of times" then struck him in the head with a frying pan, causing his head to bleed.

The victim told police the fight started at a residence in the 700-block of West Oak "after he confronted Criss about her using meth again," the report stated.

Following the fight, the man said he left the residence and called his mother. When he returned, Criss was gone.

An officer found Criss at an apartment in the 600-block of West Monroe a short time later and took her into custody.

At the time of her arrest, the report stated Criss was driving a vehicle with a stolen "handicapped tag," leading to the theft charge.

Before taking her to the Craighead County Detention Center, a police officer transported Criss to a local hospital after she complained of a sore hand.

After doctors cleared Criss, an officer took her to jail to await a probable cause hearing.

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