Po­lice say woman slashed neck of for­mer boyfriend

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - FROM THE COVER -

A woman slashed her ex-boyfriend’s neck dur­ing an ap­par­ent cus­tody ex­change in Las Ve­gas on Christ­mas

Eve, an ar­rest war­rant said.

The two had de­cided to meet late

Dec. 24 at a gas sta­tion at 4075 S. Buf­falo Drive, near West Flamingo Road, “in an ar­range­ment to see his child,” the war­rant said.

Jen­nifer S. Roundtree, 27, and her ex-boyfriend ar­gued be­fore she swung a knife at him about 11:40 p.m., sev­er­ing his carotid artery, the war­rant said. His in­juries caused sig­nif­i­cant blood loss and re­quired 16 sta­ples in his neck.

“Roundtree seemed to be the pri­mary ag­gres­sor (through) the whole in­ter­ac­tion,” po­lice wrote in the war­rant.

Roundtree was ar­rested Thurs­day and booked into the Clark County De­ten­tion Cen­ter, where she was held with­out bail Sun­day night on charges of at­tempted murder and do­mes­tic bat­tery with a deadly weapon re­sult­ing in sub­stan­tial bod­ily harm.

Wit­nesses saw the two ar­gue in the park­ing lot that night, and the ex-boyfriend opened a rear door of Roundtree’s white Dodge Avenger, where the cou­ple’s 6-yearold daugh­ter was sit­ting in­side, the war­rant said. Roundtree pushed him and tried to close the door, wit­nesses told po­lice.

“(The ex-boyfriend) said that he wanted to pick up his daugh­ter, say­ing that’s what we’re here for,” the exboyfriend re­called to po­lice.

He again tried to open the door, she pushed him, and he pushed back, the war­rant said.

“(A witness) stated that is when Roundtree lunged at (him) in a man­ner that looked liked a punch,” the war­rant said. Po­lice be­lieve that is when he was cut.

The ex-boyfriend had come to the gas sta­tion with his fi­ancee, and he alerted her to call 911. While she walked into the gas sta­tion to use the phone, Roundtree threat­ened to stab her, too, the war­rant said.

Roundtree then drove off, but the fi­ancee was able to pro­vide the li­cense plate num­ber to po­lice, the war­rant said.

Roundtree has a court hear­ing sched­uled for Mon­day morn­ing.

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