Cara Elizabeth Roberts, 35, was arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated battery after allegedly attacking a man with scissors.
According to the arrest report, an officer was dispatched to the 2100 block of NE 2nd Street shortly after noon yesterday in response to a call reporting a battery. The investigation found that when Roberts saw the victim, a man she “expressed a strong dislike for,” she grabbed scissors and went after him. The victim then threw a chair at Roberts to defend himself.
Post Miranda, Roberts reportedly said she didn’t like the victim and that as soon as she saw him, she grabbed the first thing she saw (scissors) and tried to “slit his throat.” She also reportedly said that when she gets out, she is going to slit the victim’s throat.
The victim sustained injuries to the wrist from being cut with scissors; he also had injuries to his legs from running from Roberts after he threw the chair.
The officer found the scissors and reported that there was a small amount of blood on the blade of the scissors.
Roberts has been released on her own recognizance with a stipulation that she maintain an alternate residence and have no contact with the victim. She has one previous violent felony conviction (aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill) in 2013.