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Woman charged in knife attack

March 7, 2019

A Fort Wayne woman is charged with five felonies after police say she cut a man with a knife he had given her for protection.

Connie Brantley, 40, was charged Thursday in Allen Superior Court with battery with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and three counts of domestic battery.

She told officers around 3 p.m. Wednesday that she came home from work to find the man and a woman in a car, and they “were engaged in oral sex,” according to a probable cause affidavit. Brantley and the man argued, and he “swing at her and she then cut him with a knife,” the affidavit alleges.

The man told investigators Brantley came home, “began acting crazy” and “slashed him with a knife, which he had given to her prior for protection.”

The location of the attack is redacted in court documents, which state she and the man were dating.

Brantley appeared in court Thursday, and a hearing is scheduled Tuesday. She has a prior conviction for domestic battery from Cook County, Illinois, the affidavit states.