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Athens woman charged with biting, stabbing boyfriend

Passion Andrewnetta Faust

By Joe Johnson

An Athens woman was released from jail Monday, three days after police said she stabbed her boyfriend during a dispute at their westside apartment.

According to Athens-Clarke County police, officers responded the morning of Oct. 14 to a home at the Columbia Brookside apartment complex to investigate a reported aggravated assault.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with a woman who said she heard her sister and boyfriend screaming downstairs in the apartment where all three lived and saw her sister leaving, according to a police report.

Officers noticed a strong odor of bleach in the home and saw a blood-soaked washcloth in the kitchen sink, police said.

While officers were still on scene the sister, 25-year-old Passion Andrewnetta Faust returned home, wearing a nightgown and smelling of bleach, but refusing to talk to officers about what happened, police said.

Other officers went to the hospital to speak with the 24-year-old victim, who told them that he tried to leave during an argument, but Faust followed, throwing bleach on him, striking his face, biting his back and stabbing his torso with a kitchen knife, and then drove around looking for him after he fled, according to a police incident report.

Faust was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, family violence battery, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, and with violating an existing protective order, the report noted.

The Athens-Clarke County Jail's website on Thursday indicated that on Monday, she was released upon posting bonds totaling $13,800.

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