published Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Chattanooga: Two stabbings in 12 hours

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Two stabbings incidences within the last 12 hours have Chattanooga Police busy this morning.

The first incident occurred around 11:45 p.m. Thursday night. Police responded to 1107 N. Hawthorne St. shortly before midnight Thursday after 30-year-old Arlandis Pointer arrived at a local hospital suffering from a stab wound to the back that resulted in a punctured lung.

According to Pointer’s girlfriend Crystal Jones, he stepped outside of their residence for about 20 minutes last night and returned bleeding.

She and a friend then drove Pointer to the hospital for treatment.

No information about the stabbing has been provided by Pointer. Police are still gathering information in the case and no arrests have been made.

Another stabbing occurred at 8:26 a.m. today following a domestic incident at a Post Office located at 511 S. Hawthorne St.

According to a witness, 26-year-old Kenneth Bush had just pulled up to the Post Office when Bush’s wife, 33-year-old Lawanda Bush, approached his car, opened the door and began assaulting him with what appeared to be “some type of cutting instrument”.

She then jumped back into her vehicle and drove off.

Bush told police his wife was upset that he’d moved out a week prior. He was treated for a laceration to the neck and forearm at a local hospital this morning.

Police then picked up Lawanda Bush on Camden Street and transported her to Hamilton County Jail where she has been charged with domestic aggravated assault.

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Another reason to outlaw knives and other sharp objects. When will our society realize we can survive more peacably if we outlaw knives only outlaws would have knives. I'm going to town hall and turning in my steak knife set for a pair of Nikes.

September 5, 2011 at 3:39 p.m.
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