Police arrested a Grambling couple Sunday morning after they were both involved in an alleged domestic battery on each other.
Grambling Police responded to a 911 call on Greene Lane at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday morning. Willie D. Watson, 36, told officers a verbal altercation with his girlfriend Brictney L. Robinson, 33, turned physical. Watson said the altercation started when he returned home around 1:00 a.m. with Robinson’s vehicle. He said the physical altercation started in the bathroom and ended up in the living room when Robinson retrieved a knife from the kitchen and stabbed him.
Officers saw a deep laceration on Watson’s left wrist and two deep lacerations on his lower back. Ruston Ambulance Service was called to the scene to provide medical assistance. Watson was transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center by ambulance where he was treated and released.
Robinson told officers the incident started over Watson taking her vehicle without her permission and returning home late at night. Robinson said they began pushing each other in the bathroom and then she started hitting him with her closed fist. Robinson said Watson never struck her with his closed fist but scratched her face and pulled out her hair. She admitted retrieving a knife and stabbing Watson several times.
Officers found several scratches on Robinson’s face.
Both were arrested and Watson was booked for battery of a dating partner and Robinson was charged with aggravated second degree battery.
Bail was not set immediately because Louisiana law requires a Gwen’s Law hearing to determine bail in domestic violence situations.
The law requiring a mandatory bail hearing was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 2017 and named to honor Gwen Salley, a Louisiana woman who was murdered by her estranged husband.
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