UPDATE: Police drop felony charges against Jonesboro woman

UPDATE: Police drop felony charges against Jonesboro woman

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman arrested on suspicion of attacking her husband with a knife will not face felony charges.

According to an incident report, Jonesboro police officers were called to the 1500-block of Links Drive Wednesday night by a man who said his wife had cut him with a knife inside their apartment.

Police met with the husband outside the apartment.

He reportedly told Officer Christopher Jefferson he was gathering up his belongings when his wife, Brittney Patton, came home from work.

He told the officer he and his wife were having marital issues and he was leaving her.

The couple argued and the man said his wife grabbed a knife from the kitchen and "came at him swinging it." The man put his hands up in front of his face.

Jefferson states the man was cut on the right pinky finger by Patton and "had several abrasions all over his face where it looked as if they were finger nails marks." She also reportedly pulled the man's hair, which the officer saw on the living room couch.

Officers spoke with Patton who said during the argument her husband "put his hand over her mouth so she could not breathe and held her upside down until blood rushed to the top of her head."

She said she did not cut her husband with a knife when asked by police.

Jefferson noted Patton's account of the events changed 3 times while speaking with 3 different officers.

The woman said her husband got the cut on his hand from her partially broken fingernail and later told Jefferson she bit him on the hand.

Two knives were taken into evidence at the scene. No blood was visibly found on either blade, Jefferson stated.

Police arrested Patton and charged her with felony aggravated assault on a family or household member.

On Friday, Paul Holmes, public information specialist for the Jonesboro Police Department, said Patton was released from the Craighead County Detention Center and the felony charge against her was dropped.

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