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DECATUR — Dasia L. Jacobs of Decatur was sentenced to 24 months' probation Friday in Macon County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to a pair of charges related to slashing her boyfriend with a knife during a June 12 domestic dispute.

Court records show Jacobs, 18, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, and one count of domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor. In addition to court fees and fines, she was ordered to undergo mental health evaluation and complete any recommendations.

A sworn affidavit from Decatur police officer Jerome W. Wagoner Jr. said the boyfriend, who had dated Jacobs for nine months, told police she had become angry when he didn't finish washing the dishes.

The boyfriend said he had first barricaded himself in the bathroom to get away from her while she kicked the door and repeatedly stabbed it with the knife. Later, he said, he fled to the living room of their apartment in the 3700 block of North Woodford Street and tried to hold her in a “bear hug” to control her.

“He stated Dasia was able to get her arms free and began swinging them wildly, during which time she slashed his back with the knife that she was still holding,” Wagoner said in the affidavit. “I observed four fresh lacerations on (the boyfriend’s) back, which were consistent with being cut with a knife.”


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