Athens woman arrested for cutting man's face in assault


Jasmine Laquantay Jackson

By Joe Johnson

An Athens woman was arrested this week for allegedly assaulting a man with a cutting instrument last month in a westside subdivision.

A 42-year-old man from Statham was with a group of friends outside a residence on Old Monroe Road in the Stonehenge subdivision the afternoon of Oct. 11 when 28-year-old Jasmine Laquantay Jackson approached the group and punched the victim in the face, according to an Athens-Clarke County police incident report.

The victim grabbed a chair that was outside and threw it at Jackson, but missed her, the report stated.

Jackson then removed a silver object from her pocket and swung it at the victim, cutting his face, the report stated.

The report did not indicate what precipitated the incident or what, if any relationship Jackson had with the victim.

The victim, called 911 requesting an ambulance, but due to the wait time he drove himself to an urgent care facility in Oconee County, according to the police report.

National EMS subsequently transported the man from the urgent care facility

to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for the cut on the side of his face and a swollen eye, the police report indicated.

The weapon that was used to cut the victim was not identified in the report.

Jackson, who lived on Salisbury Plain Drive in Stonehenge, could not be located the day of the incident.

Police took out warrants on her, and Jackson was booked into the Clarke County Jail early Tuesday morning on charges of misdemeanor and felony battery.

She was being detained Thursday moreni8ng in lieu of bonds totaling $12, 500.

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