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Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend

John Thompson • Apr 8, 2019 at 5:08 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Carter County deputies reported Friday that Brittany Dawn Woodby, 34, 413 Rock House Road, Johnson City, did not know why her boyfriend was bleeding, and also could not explain why she had blood all over her clothes.

After questioning Woodby, Deputy Justin Burchfield charged Woodby with aggravated assault.

Burchfield responded to a call about a stabbing at 1276 Dry Creek Road. When he arrived, he met with a man holding a towel to the left side of his neck. The man said Woodby was his girlfriend and that the two had been arguing.

He said Woodby stabbed him on the left side of his jaw with a knife during the argument. Burchfield said the man had a cut to his jaw consistent with being cut with a knife.

The boyfriend said the stabbing occurred in the kitchen of a residence at 1289 Dry Creek Road. He gave Burchfield permission to search prior to being transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital by ambulance.

Burchfield said that he noticed a pair of shoes in the driveway with blood on them and blood on the ground next to the shoes. A blood trail led to a side door of the residence. The screen on the door had damage and there was blood on the door.

Upon opening the door, Burchfield said he found blood on the floor, along with spilled coffee grounds, furniture had been turned over and bowls on the floor. Blood was on the countertop. There was a knife in a kitchen chair with blood on it.

Burchfield said he then made contact with Woodby at another residence. He said she came to the door in a green dress that was covered in blood. He said there was blood on her upper right arm and on her forearms.

Burchfield reported that Woodby told him she noticed her boyfriend was bleeding, but she did not know why. She said she did not stab him. Burchfield said Woodby could not explain why she had blood all over her.

Woodby is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on April 16.

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