YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown woman was arrested after police said she hit her boyfriend in the head with a machete during a fight.
Police were called to a home on E. Judson Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Police noted in a report that they had been called to the house multiple times due to the couple fighting while intoxicated.
An officer questioned 50-year-old Bridgett Crawford, who they said was stumbling across the street from a neighbor’s house. When asked if she had any weapons, Crawford lifted her shirt, exposing her stomach and breast to an officer, according to the report.
Police said a box cutter was in Crawford’s waistband, and she said she needed the knife as protection against the alleged victim, Marvin Jones.
Jones told police that he and Crawford were drinking when they began arguing. He said Crawford then bit his arm and hit him in the head with a machete, later throwing it into the bushes and walking to a neighbor’s home.
Police said a dull machete was found in the bushes next to the porch. Jones had new and old bite marks on his arm and a stab wound to his chest, according to the police report.
Crawford told police she used the weapon in self-defense, saying that Jones pulled a kitchen knife on her and choked her after an argument over another man. She said she was able to grab the knife from Jones, stabbing him in the chest. She said she then struck him with the machete, but due to her extreme intoxication, used the wrong end of the weapon, according to police.
Crawford was charged with felonious assault and taken to Mahoning County Jail, where she is being held without bond. She was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Youngstown Municipal Court.
More stories you may like on 7News
Regional police report shooting man wearing possible explosives belt in town outside Barcelona.
Jerry Lewis, the legendary actor and comedian, has died, his agent confirmed to CBS News. He was 91. This is a developing story and will be …
The three day event features brand new exhibits geared at making learning about the eclipse fun for the whole family.
A child was killed overnight after multiple shots were fired into an apartment in Gaffney.
The U.S. Marshal Service has joined the hunt for 34-year-old, Sterling Roberts of Dayton, OH in relation to the Tuesday homicide that killed…