Midnight snack leads to stabbing in Jonesboro

Published: Jul. 8, 2015 at 3:22 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2015 at 12:24 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A fight over a grilled cheese sandwich landed a man in the hospital.

Police found the man at St. Bernards Medical Center emergency room, where doctors were treating him for stab wounds.

He told police he was attempting to cook food early Tuesday morning when his pregnant girlfriend, later identified as Shavonne Walker, became angry with him.

According to an incident report with the Jonesboro Police Department, the man told officers he was trying to make a grilled cheese sandwich and Walker began to interfere with him cooking the sandwich.

He said she took ingredients and the pan from him and became violent saying "b**** you ain't eating anything tonight."

The report stated Walker got a knife and tried to stab him, but he was able to take the knife away.

The victim said Walker then grabbed a pair of scissors, but he was unable to stop her and she allegedly stabbed him.

According to the report, the victim told officers Walker said "b**** you gone to die tonight."

He was eventually able to knock the scissors out of her hands.

Doctors told police the scissors pierced the skin so deep the tips hit a bone on the victim's waist.

While police interviewed the victim at the hospital, another officer was sent to an apartment on Russell Drive to interview Walker.

According to the report, she told the officer she was pregnant and wanted to get her baby checked because she had just got into a physical altercation.

Walker said her boyfriend started the altercation by throwing food out of the refrigerator and onto the floor.

She said she was only trying to defend herself when the stabbing happened.

The officer wrote in the report he did notice Walker had scratches on her arm, back and right leg and minor swelling on the right side of her face.

Walker is charged with domestic battery.

According to online records with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office, Walker was booked into the county jail at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and released that afternoon.

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