Alexandria Woman Accused of Stabbing her Boyfriend with Steak Knife

August 2, 2010
Dwayne Page
Amanda Lynn Vanatta
Billy Jason Lackey

A 28 year old Alexandria woman has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend with a steak knife.

Amanda Lynn Vanatta of Arnold Lane, Alexandria will be in General Sessions Court on the charge August 5th. Her bond is $5,000

Sheriff Patrick Ray says a deputy was called to High Street in Alexandria for an assault on Wednesday, July 28th. Upon arrival, the officer learned that Vanatta had stabbed her boyfriend with a steak knife several times. He was treated for non life threatening injuries

Meanwhile in another case, 33 year old Billy Jason Lackey has been charged with simple possession of marijuana after allegedly throwing a bag of pot out the window of his vehicle as a county deputy was trying to pull him over Sunday, August 1st.

According to Sheriff Ray, the officer was in the process of trying to stop Lackey's vehicle on Highway 70 for a traffic violation when he saw a plastic bag come out of Lackey's car window

After making the traffic stop, Lackey allegedly admitted to throwing a bag of marijuana out of the window. Lackey's bond is $1,500 and he will be in court August 12th.

48 year old James Allen Hargrave of Four Seasons Road, Smithville was arrested on Saturday, July 31st and charged with a second offense of driving on a revoked license. His bond is $2,000 and his court date is August 11th. While on routine patrol, a deputy spotted a vehicle driving recklessly on Bryant Street. Hargrave was pulled over and allegedly admitted that his drivers license were revoked. A computer check revealed that his license were revoked for a 2009 DUI conviction. He also has other offenses in DeKalb County.

31 year old Jason Richard Skaroupka was arrested on Sunday, August 1st and charged with evading arrest and driving on a revoked license. Skaroupka's bond is $15,000 and his court date is August 12th.

Sheriff Ray says an officer spotted Skaroupka on Old Snow Hill Road running through a stop sign and driving erratically. When the deputy turned on his emergency equipment, Skaroupka fled but was caught when he ran his vehicle off the roadway.

A computer check revealed that Skaroupka's license were revoked in DeKalb County and he has other offenses in Rutherford County.

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