MANATEE -- A 21-year-old woman was charged with aggravated battery after she lunged at her girlfriend with a knife and cut her with a pair of scissors Monday evening, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Octavia Brown was fighting with her girlfriend of three years in the 6700 block of 46th Avenue West in Bradenton at about 5:30 p.m. when she picked up a knife, according to Dave Bristow, spokesman for the sheriff's office.
Brown tried to strangle her girlfriend during the argument then picked up scissors and cut her with them, Bristow said. The victim ran out of the house and went to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Deputies were called and Brown was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and domestic battery by strangulation. She is being held in the Manatee County jail without bond.