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Sheriffs report: Woman jailed after attacking girlfriend with steak knife
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    A woman suffered slashes to her hands when her girlfriend attacked her with a steak knife, and the offender was taken to jail, according to Bulloch County Sheriff’s reports.
    Audrea Antoinett Salem, 31, U. S. 301 South, was charged Saturday with aggravated assault (family violence) after Bulloch County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert G. Hemminger responded to a report of domestic violence at a residence at The Barn Mobile Home Park.
    Salem is listed as the complainant in the case, and when Hemminger arrived, he spoke with her first, reports stated.
    Salem told him she and her girlfriend were “involved in a verbal dispute, but that no physical altercation had occurred,” he wrote.
    But the victim told Hemminger the fight did become physical, and said Salem “grabbed a nearby steak knife off the kitchen counter and started to come at her in an aggressive manner,” he stated.
    The victim tried to get Salem to put the knife down and backed away, but Salem “came at her with the knife and attempted to cut her with it,” Hemminger wrote.
    The victim told him she “had her hands up in front of her face, in a defensive posture, and was cut by the knife across both hands ...” he said. “The victim’s wounds appear to be from a sharp edged object and appear to be incurred from a defensive posture to avoid injury from another aggressor.”
    Salem still denied any physical aggression, then told Hemminger the victim was the one with the knife.
    Hemminger charged Salem and took her to the Bulloch County Jail, reports stated.

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