A woman accused of stabbing a man with a knife Sunday in Baton Rouge was arrested after she claimed she used the weapon to protect herself from being beaten.
Linda Marie Peden, 19, was booked on counts of aggravated battery with a knife and domestic abuse aggravated assault in the incident about 6 p.m. at 6630 Siegen Lane, according to an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office report.
Peden had a bleeding lip, an injury consistent with being struck in the face, a deputy noted.
A man told authorities that Peden threw a knife at him, striking him in the hand below his thumb, the report says. A knife was found on the ground, according to the statement. The man said his injuries weren’t serious enough to warrant treatment by emergency responders, according to the report.
Peden, when interviewed by law enforcement, volunteered that she “did not throw a knife,” before the topic of a knife came up during questioning, the report says.
Peden said she and the man began to “trade blows” and retrieved a knife, hoping that the sight of it would make the man stop, according to the report. She said she threw the knife on the ground, then left the residence, the report says.
Peden, of 16441 S. Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail and was assigned at $13,000 bond, according to jail records.