AVON PARK, Fla. - A Florida couple was arrested on Monday after what was reported as a stabbing by an unknown assailant turned out to be a domestic dispute that started when the male victim returned from the hospital after nearly being electrocuted a few hours earlier.
Deputies were called to the couples home on South Lake Verona Boulevard around 5:30 a.m. after 28-year-old Christina Ann MacCornack called 911 claiming that a black man with a Mohawk had stabbed her in the leg and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Christopher Thomas Jacobs, in the stomach while they were sitting on their porch.
"That story didn’t hold up for very long under questioning," officials with the Highlands County Sheriff's office stated in a press release. Detectives soon learned that MacCornack, who had wounds on her leg and hands, had been wielding the knife.
"Jacobs, who had just gotten home from the hospital after nearly being electrocuted while changing a light bulb the night before, said the two had been arguing over drugs and he had dragged her back inside the house when she tried to leave while wearing no clothes," the press release reads.
According to deputies, the argument continued inside the home, which is where MacCornack grabbed a knife and stabbed Jacobs. MacCornack told deputies that she was hugging Jacobs, who was threatening to harm himself with the knife, and that may have been when Jacobs got stabbed.
At some point during the altercation, Jacobs punched MacCornack in the face.
Since detectives could not determine the sequence of events and the dispute was domestic, both went to jail.
MacCornack was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, while Jacobs was charged with felony domestic battery.
Note: All arrests do not result in convictions. Everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.