Alleged assault with knife Sunday results in arrest


A woman was arrsted Sunday after she allegedly threatened a female relative with a knife.

Shanequwa Willis, 21, said she picked up a knife in self-defense after the femal relative pushed her but denied trying to use the knife, Detective Brad Vilches reported in a probable cause affidavit.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said the alleged victim told police that Willis came into her room screaming and cursing, and tried to stab her with a knife.

Police reported that a kitchen knife with a 12-inch blade was recovered from an apartment in the 4200 block of Cherry Street where the altercation occurred.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Willis after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with aggravated assault on a family or household member.

The judge also ordered Willis to have no contact with the alleged victim, and told her to come back to court Jan. 7.

Willis said she would hire her own attorney.