A University of Georgia student was stabbed in the head by his girlfriend early Wednesday during an argument in her apartment in downtown Athens, Athens-Clarke County police said.
The student allegedly was stabbed by 21-year-old Lauren Nicole Jones after returning to Jones’ apartment at University Towers from being out drinking, according to police.
They “started arguing about who each other has slept with in the past,” something the man said he and Jones had done before, but after each time previously, he would sleep on the couch and everything would be fine between them the next day, police said.
This time, however, the UGA student said as he was going to the living room to sleep on the couch, Jones followed and told him to leave. The UGA student told police they were at the front door, with Jones continuing to tell him to leave when she stabbed him in the side of the head.
The victim said he could not tell how badly he was injured, and when he told Jones to take him to the hospital she refused to talk to him, according to police. He went into the bathroom in an attempt to see how bad the wound was, at which time Jones’ roommate told him he needed to leave, police said.
After leaving the apartment, the student told police he kept trying to talk to Jones through the closed door, and called 911 when he she still did not respond to him, police said.
Police said when they arrived at the apartment, they found Jones in bed, appearing to be very intoxicated and slurring her words. When asked about the stabbing, Jones reportedly said she did not know what the police were talking about. Asked again, police said Jones responded, “You should probably look up the police reports from Oconee County.”
Because the UGA student stayed with Jones at her apartment four to six days a week, Jones was charged under the state Family Violence Act with aggravated assault.
Jones, who attends North Georgia University, was released from the Clarke County Jail at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, upon posting a $1,500 bond, according to the jail’s website.
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