Woman charged with attempted manslaughter

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Officers responded to a scene on Watertank Road after an ambulance arrived to care for a victim of a stabbing.

While deputies were in route, Ruston Ambulance Service stated they had a male with a stab wound. When LPSO arrived, the EMTs stated they were treating a male with a deep stab wound in his shoulder.

One of the medics identified Ebony Smith, 18, of Ruston, as the individual who had stabbed the victim. As the victim was transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center for treatment, Smith stated that her boyfriend was sleeping in the house, and she woke him up and asked him to clean before her mother arrived. Smith stated the victim started calling her names, which led to a fight, and she accidentally stabbed him.

When deputies asked where she stabbed him, she pointed to her shoulder. 

Smith stated it was an accident because they were fighting because she didn’t like to be called names, and he wouldn’t leave her because they loved each other. 

Deputies recovered a sharp serrated steak knife with blood on it in the kitchen of the residence.

Smith was booked for attempted manslaughter.

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