A Mount Joy woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend in a Manheim Borough home.
Lakisha L. Mercado, 29, of 362 Sassafras Terrace, stabbed the man in the arm during a fight shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, in the 100 block of North Main Street, according to a sworn statement filed in court.
She was arraigned by District Judge Scott Albert on charges of aggravated assault and burglary and committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail, court papers show.
A female resident of the home told police Mercado walked into her house carrying a knife and tried to cut her with the weapon, the affidavit states. Mercado then went upstairs to where her boyfriend was sleeping, started fighting with him, then stabbed him in the arm, officials said. He suffered a four-inch cut that required seven stitches.
Officers responding to the address stopped a vehicle that was driving away from the scene. The driver, later identified as Mercado, refused police commands and was ultimately removed from the vehicle along with her boyfriend who was a passenger, the affidavit states.
The man was bleeding from his wound. Mercado also had blood on her face and clothing but was not injured, police said.
The knife used in the assault was found in the vehicle.
Investigators said the pair have been a couple for several years and have been involved in other domestic assault incidents that have resulted in charges.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25.