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Hays woman arrested on suspicion of assault

8/21/2014

A Hays woman was arrested early Tuesday morning after a man reported he had been assaulted with a knife, Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler said.

A Hays woman was arrested early Tuesday morning after a man reported he had been assaulted with a knife, Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler said.

The incident first surfaced at approximately 1:22 a.m. Tuesday when a patrol officer was flagged down in the 500 block of East 16th.

After investigating, officers arrested Jessica R. Barnes, 23, Hays, on suspicion of aggravated battery. She and the victim apparently are in a relationship, Scheibler said.

The man who flagged down officers suffered minor lacerations to the hand.