DeLand, FL – A woman has been arrested after she stabbed her boyfriend in the left shoulder during a block party in DeLand.
At around 6 AM on September 22, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) deputies arrived at Florida Hospital DeLand in response to an assault and battery case. Charles Turner, 34, told deputies that he was out drinking with his girlfriend of 1 year, 23-year-old Lashamera Smith, at Gold Label bar located at 901 S Adelle Ave., DeLand until 2 AM. Turner says that they left the Gold Label to attend a block party at the 1200 block of S Delaware Ave., DeLand.
At the block party, Turner and Smith continued to drink. Turner said he began talking to a group of unknown females when Smith came up to him and stabbed him in the left shoulder with an unknown object. The assault was unprovoked, and Turner believes Smith stabbed him because she was jealous that he was talking to another female.
According to Turner, he was standing in the road in shock. One of his friends was able to drive him to Florida Hospital DeLand to seek medical treatment. Upon contact with deputies at the hospital, Turner said Smith was driving a red Toyota and wearing a black dress and that he wished to press charges against her. Medical staff confirmed that Turner’s injuries were not life-threatening but there was a deep laceration to his left shoulder.
At around 10 AM that day, deputies found Smith’s red Toyota at her place of residence and turned it into evidence after finding what seemed to be a gray shirt covered in blood in the passenger seat. Deputies contacted Smith’s boss who shared that she received a text from Smith saying: “Thank you please keep praying. I stabbed my ex for hitting me.”
Smith then contacted the detectives investigating the case saying that she knew deputies went to her residence and that she would come in to give a statement at around 11:45 AM. At around 4 PM, Smith voluntarily turned herself in and was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
(Smith mugshot courtesy of Volusia County Corrections)
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