Woman pulls knife, stabs boyfriend, flees scene

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40-year-old Melissa Smith was charged with aggravated assault involving serious bodily injury when a lovers spat at a Madison bodega escalated to the point where she stabbed her boyfriend in the chest.

On April 26th, officers were requested at John’s Market at 207 Gallatin Pike in regard to a stabbing. According to the affidavit, romantic couple Arethanell Crowder and Melissa Smith were in an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation.

Melissa Smith (MNPD)
Melissa Smith (MNPD)

They were shoving each other back and forth until Smith pulled out a knife and stabbed Crowder in the chest. Smith fled on foot but the security cameras caught the incident. She was found a little more than half a mile away at Grand Slam Neighborhood Market located at 500 East Old Hickory.

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Melissa Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated assault involving serious bodily injury. She is currently jailed in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

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