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Rockport woman arrested, accused of stabbing man in Hope

By Stephen Betts | Jul 25, 2020

A Rockport woman was arrested July 24, accused of stabbing a man.

Jessica Lermond, 33, was charged with Class A domestic violence elevated aggravated assault, Class C domestic violence reckless conduct, Class C driving to endanger and Class E violation of conditions of release, according to Knox County Sheriff Tim Carroll.

The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.

At around 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, Knox Regional Communications center received information of two people fighting in the road on Smith Drive in Hope. Shortly after, Knox Communications received updated information which included that one person was stabbed.

Lt. Detective Reginald Walker, Detective Don Murray, Sergeants Arthur Smith and Paul Spear, and Deputies Drew Graham and Tim Davis responded to the call.

The Sheriff said the man, a resident of Appleton, was assaulted and received stab wounds to the chest and neck.

No information was available on his condition.

Although charges have been brought, the full circumstances around the incident are still under investigation, the Sheriff said. The Sheriff's Office had its police canine, Marek, search for evidence and found some, the Sheriff's Office report.

Lermond is being held at the Knox County Jail in Rockland without bail. Her first court appearance on the new charges will likely be held Monday, July 27, in the Knox County court.

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