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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Female suspects arrested in stabbing incident

  • Two female suspects have been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred in the North 7th Street area on Dec. 17, according to Helena-West Helena Police reports.
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  • Two female suspects have been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred in the North 7th Street area on Dec. 17, according to Helena-West Helena Police reports. At approximately 2:53 p.m. Sgt. Matthew Jarrett and Cpl. Amos Bryant were dispatched to the area regarding an alleged stabbing incident. A white male in a white work van flagged down the officers and according to incident report stated, “He's bleeding bad. She stabbed him pretty good.” When the officers arrived at the address, a black female who identified herself as Tiffany Alexander ran to the roadway screaming, “She stabbed my brother and he's bleeding bad,” the report stated. Jarrett asked Alexander where the victim was and according to the report she replied, “They're taking him to the hospital.” Jarrett reported that he encountered another black female standing near the side door to the house. She identified herself as Nicole Otis. Jarrett asked if she was involved in the incident. The report states that she said, “Yes,” and went on to advise the officer that she and her boyfriend, named as Roosevelt Whitfield Jr. in the report, were arguing and began to physically fight. Otis stated in the report that Whitfield hit her and knocked over their baby. She reported that she then went into the kitchen and grabbed a knife. She said in the report that she “Cut him to defend herself.” After placing Otis in cuffs, Jarrett ran Otis and Alexander's name through dispatch and was advised that H-HWPD had active warrants on both, the report stated. Later, at the station, Jarrett's report says Alexander and Otis were served with their individual warrants. The report did not state what charges the two were facing or if they were incarcerated. Information regarding the condition of Whitfield was also not available.

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