Man accused of slashing woman's face with knife

Jermaine Deadwilder
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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 13, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Tallahassee man has been arrested, accused of slashing a woman across the face with a knife during an argument at a local bus stop.

Jermaine Deadwilder, 33, was taken into custody on Monday.

According to arrest documents, on Sunday evening, officers with the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the Kearney Center after receiving a report that a suspect in a battery and theft incident from the previous day was on scene.

The caller explained that the day before, the suspect had attacked her boyfriend and stole their cellphones. Police had responded to the scene but did not find probable cause to make an arrest, due to conflicting information.

Officers responding to the call from the Kearney Center met with the caller and a second woman who was holding a towel up to her face. The woman, a friend of the caller, explained that the suspect had just pulled out a knife and cut her across the face when she confronted him about the cellphone theft. The attack happened at a bus stop near the Kearney Center. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.

The victim suffered a significant laceration to her face and was rushed to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Following an investigation, the suspect was identified as Jermaine Deadwilder. A warrant was signed for his arrest for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Deadwilder was apprehended on Monday. He is being held in the Leon County Detention Facility on $25,000 bond.

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