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Police say woman used pick ax in assault

June 26th, 2014 8:55 pm by John Thompson

Police say woman used pick ax in assault

ELIZABETHTON — An 18-year-old woman was arrested by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday on a charge she struck another woman in the knee with a pick ax.

Savannah Marie Lovette, 18, 219 Taylor Ave., was arrested by Deputy Tracie Phipps following an investigation by Officer Tonya Range.

Range reported that Karie Louise Young told Range she had been assaulted at a residence on Judge Ben Allen Road shortly after midnight June 15. Young said she was at the residence “talking and playing games.” When she and some friends started to leave, she said Lovette came outside and started making derogatory comments. Young said she saw that Lovette was armed with the pick ax and told her to drop it so it would be a “fair fight.” She said another woman with Lovette was armed with a pipe or a sword.

Young said Lovette swung at her, striking her in the right knee. She said another woman struck her repeatedly in the face, and a man tried to strangle her. She said she did not fight back against the woman hitting her in the face because she knew the woman was pregnant.

Young said she was beaten unconscious. Young’s companions drove her to a relative’s home and then to Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Young said the injury to her knee required stitches. She said she is also under a physician’s care for possible permanent damage to her right eye.

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