LaGrange Police have arrested a local woman on felony domestic violence charges after she allegedly stabbed a male friend during an incident that she described as horseplay.
Monday afternoon about 3:36 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Lanett Avenue in reference to reports of a person stabbed.
While en route, police were informed that a subject they were very familiar with, Etta Creed, had stabbed a male and both subjects were still on scene armed with knives.
Officers arrived and separated the subjects, who had apparently calmed down a bit and were seated in the living room.
Police say that Creed stated that she had been sitting in the front yard peeling potatoes and she and the male were picking at each other. She stated the male told her he would cut her, so she grabbed a knife from her back pocket and told him she would cut him too.
Creed then claimed she made a stabbing motion, at which point the male lunged forward and inadvertently made contact with the tip of the knife, stabbing him.
Creed described the incident as horseplay and insisted they were only playing and picking at each other.
Police then asked Creed to show exactly what happened after she grabbed her knife. She stated the victim then came toward her and she made a wide stabbing motion with the knife.
As a result of the subsequent investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Creed was placed under arrest.
Creed, age 54, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Aggravated Assault with a Knife – Family Violence Act.
Creed is currently being held at the Troup County Jail on $10,000 bond.