Charges have been filed against a Durant woman accused of knifing a man and then claiming someone else did it.
Amber Chevawn Davis, 30, was charged Monday with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. She is accused of stabbing Justin French, who was flown out Friday to the Plano Medical Center in Plano, Texas.
Durant Police Sgt. Rocky McDaniel was dispatched that afternoon to the alley behind Le Chateau Apartments in the 800 block of North Second Avenue. An affidavit states that Davis said they made a purchase at the Family Dollar Store were walking back to a residence in the 700 block of North Fifth Avenue when two Hispanic men stabbed French.
Police began investigating and according to the affidavit, they learned that the couple had not made a purchase at Family Dollar, according to the affidavit, and the area where Davis said French was stabbed showed no evidence of a struggle.
Officers also went to the residence in the 700 block of North Fifth Avenue to investigate. According to the affidavit, witnesses said French and Davis and been arguing and that Davis grabbed a knife. Police seized a knife and found blood spots in the home.
Davis was brought to the police station for questioning and according to the affidavit, the interview was terminated after she asked for a lawyer. French’s condition was not known at press time but the affidavit states he was in critical condition on Friday.
In other crimes, police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a man who sexually harassed an 11-year-old girl earlier this month at Walmart. According to police, the girl was shopping for school supplies when the man, described as a Hispanic, 25-25 years old and weighing 220-250 pounds, approached her and made a sexually suggestive comment. The girl ran to the customer service desk for help, and the suspect fled the store. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline, 924-8845.