Woman arrested after Pine Bluff man stabbed Monday


A Pine Bluff man was stabbed Monday morning as the result of what Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer called a “love triangle fallout” between the man, his girlfriend and a second woman.

Shalona Ferrell, 20, allegedly stabbed DeMarcus Love in the stomach.

Love was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for emergency surgery, and Detective Jerry Lambert said in a probable-cause affidavit that Love’s injuries were “life-threatening.”

According to the affidavit, the incident occurred at 113 S. Juniper St., at about 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Love told police he and his girlfriend had let Ferrell move in with them “because she was homeless and had no place to go.”

Lambert said Love’s girlfriend became angry after she caught Love and Ferrell having sex, and told Ferrell to leave the house and not come back.

Love then allegedly got into a verbal altercation with Ferrell and she pulled what witnesses described as a “Ninja knife” from her bra and stabbed Love in the stomach.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $75,000 bond for Ferrell after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with first-degree battery.

Judge Bridgforth also ordered Ferrell to have no contact with Love until the case is settled.

Ferrell said she would hire her own attorney.


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