A 21-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with assaulting a man with a knife after an argument Sunday night at the residence the couple shares in Baldwin County.

The suspect was identified as Trinese Shantria Anderson, of Stuart Circle, Milledgeville, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Crystal Washington.

Anderson, who was immediately taken into custody, was charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children in the third degree, records show.

The suspect was standing in the front yard of a nearby residence when Washington pulled up in her patrol car.

After her arrest, she was taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center and jailed.

The 23-year-old victim was later found sitting in his car outside his residence, Washington said in her report.

“Due to the severity of [the victim’s] wound, I radioed the Baldwin dispatch for EMS,” Washington said.

The victim sustained a knife wound to his left hand. Firefighters/first responders with Baldwin County Fire/Rescue and personnel with Grady/ORMC Emergency Medical Services treated his injury at the scene. He later received care at Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville.

The victim told Washington that the suspect had been sending what he described as angry text messages while he was driving home from work. He said when he got home he found Anderson and her 4-year-old daughter in the bedroom. He said he asked them to come out so he could go into the room.

He said he later saw Anderson holding a knife, and that she took a stab at him and caught his left hand. He said he then pushed Anderson back before he called 911 for help.

During his conversation over the phone with an emergency dispatcher, the victim said Anderson continuously hit him and attempted to take the phone from his hand. That portion of the assault was caught on the emergency audio recording, Washington said in her report.

The victim said he later managed to get the knife out of her hands and threw it into the kitchen sink.

The deputy said the suspect gave a different account as to what happened.

Anderson reportedly said he had hit her, but Washington said she saw no visible injuries.

The suspect claimed she was holding the knife because she was home alone and that her boyfriend had cut his hand when grabbing for the knife.

The deputy said EMS personnel told her that the injury the boyfriend had received was not caused from grabbing a knife.

“The cut was on top of his hand, not on the inside,” Washington said.

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