29 year old Terry Scott Austin was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville Friday evening after his girlfriend allegedly stabbed him in the abdomen with a kitchen knife at her home in Alexandria.
21 year old Emily Fare of 105 Lavergne Street, Alexandria has been charged with aggravated assault and she is under a $5,000 bond. Fare will appear in General Sessions Court on July 15th.
The warrant against Fare alleges that "On Friday, July 2nd at 105 Lavergne Street in Alexandria, Emily Fare did stab her boyfriend Terry Austin in the abdomen with a knife and he had to be airlifted for emergency treatment."
Central Dispatch received the call at 6:25 p.m.
Alexandria Police Officer Mark Milam says Fare and Austin apparently got into an argument which escalated resulting in the assault. After the attack, Milam says Austin left the residence on foot but later had to be treated. He was airlifted by a helicopter ambulance and flown from Alexandria to Vanderbilt Hospital.
Milam says he was joined in the investigation by fellow Alexandria police officer Terry Cowart, Jr. and DeKalb County Sheriff's deputy Jeremy Taylor.
The case remains under investigation.
Meanwhile, officers of the Smithville Police Department are reporting several arrests in their latest weekly update.
43 year old Todd Odell Hindsley of 830 South Mountain Street was charged Saturday, June 26th with resisting stop, frisk, and halt. According to the warrant, K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow and Sergeant Joey Jones responded to 830 South Mountain Street to a possible domestic incident between a male and female who were fighting outside the residence where windows were being busted out of the house. Upon arrival, the officers made contact with Hindsley who was sitting on the back steps of the home. Hindsley could not tell the officers what had happened, nor where his mother was or why two windows of the house had been broken. According to police, Hindsley told Sergeant Jones that he was going to run. Sergeant Jones told him that he didn't want to do that but Hindsley replied "watch me" and made a jump as if he were going to run. Sergeant Jones and Officer Tatrow say they then had to put hands on Hindsley to stop him. Hindsley became very combative and had to be taken to the ground. He kept fighting and eventually had to be chemical sprayed to get him under control. Bond for Hindsley is $2500 and his court date is July 22nd
44 year old Merle William Martin Jr. of 1123 Keltonburg Road was issued a citation by Officer Scott Davis on Monday, June 28th for shoplifting. A Wal-Mart employee allegedly saw Martin cut open some merchandise, place it on his person and try to leave the store without paying for those items. Martin was cited to appear in court on July 15th.
44 year old Michael Dewayne Merritt of 109 Juniper Lane was arrested on Tuesday, June 29th for domestic assault. Officer Bradley Tatrow made the arrest. According to the report, Merritt and the victim were arguing and the confrontation became physical with Merritt allegedly choking her and hitting her in the face with his elbow. Bond for Merritt was set at $2,500 and his court date is July 15th.
27 year old Nathan Joe Trapp of 379 Magness Road was arrested on Tuesday, June 29th for violating an order of protection. Sergeant Randy King had been made aware of a warrant for Trapp earlier Tuesday and later that night he saw Trapp sitting in front of Justin Potter Library Trapp was placed under arrest. Trapp's court date is July 15th.
26 year old Roxanna Landis of 628 Andrews Street was arrested Wednesday, June 30th for public intoxication. Corporal Travis Bryant was called to Restview Avenue to check out a complaint of a fight. Upon arrival Corporal Bryant made contact with Landis who was unsteady on her feet and she had slurred speech. Bond for Landis was set at $1,000 and her court date is July 22nd.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, July 1st Detective Matt Holmes cited 23 year old Tamra Renee Lloyd of 726 Gentry Avenue for shoplifting. A Wal-Mart employee allegedly saw Lloyd taking items from the store. She allegedly admitted to stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart. Her court date is July 22nd.
25 year old Ellissa Sarah Howard of 630 Highland Avenue was arrested on Thursday, July 1st and charged with DUI. Corporal Travis Bryant responded to Wal-Mart to check out a complaint of a disorderly suspect. Upon his arrival, the suspect had already returned to her vehicle. Corporal Bryant spoke with Howard and noticed she had slurred speech and she was unsteady on her feet. Field sobriety tasks were performed but she performed poorly. Her bond was set at $1,000 and her court date was set for July 22nd.
Anyone with information on any criminal offense is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.
All information is confidential.