Assumptions Parish Sheriff car cruiser

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PAINCOURTVILLE — An Assumption Parish woman wanted by authorities for more than two weeks in a domestic stabbing has been arrested, the Sheriff's Office said. 

Latisha Shankeshia Davis, 40, stabbed her girlfriend in the upper back with a medium-sized steak knife during an argument April 1, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday.

Davis, who lives in 100 block of Pugh Street in Paincourtville, fled the scene of the stabbing; arriving deputies found the knife and other materials that, officials said, corroborated the injured girlfriend's description of events.

Lonny Cavalier, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said the girlfriend had non-life-threatening wounds in her back and took herself to a local hospital after assessment by paramedics.

An arrest warrant was issued for Davis on April 2 and she was booked Monday on a single count of aggravated second-degree battery.

She has since been released on $250,000 bail, deputies said.


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