Saundra Marie Hughes

A Taylorsville woman was arrested by Rockmart Police over the weekend after it was reported she stabbed a man while struggling to get inside a house, per a report filed on Saturday.

Saundra Marie Hughes, 49, of 332 Wade Road, Taylorsville, was charged with simple battery and released on a $1,000 bond for the misdemeanor charge after Rockmart Police determined she was the aggressor during an incident on Saturday, May 22 around 11:20 a.m.

Police were called out to a residence she told officers she owned after the resident inside called 911 to report he had been stabbed in the hand with a screwdriver.

Hughes told police that she was trying to get into the house she owned to allow a contractor to come in and complete repair work, and she had tried to climb in through a window and the resident inside had prevented her from coming in by pushing her out, but a board broke and an errant nail cut his hand. She said the resident blocked the door with a couch to prevent entry.

Police then heard the statement from the resident, who told police that a struggle had ensued at the door when he barred Hughes from entering the house and that he had been stabbed with a screwdriver to prevent him keeping her out. He told police that he didn’t want Hughes in the house under any circumstances, the report stated.

The victim had two small cuts to his left hand that police found more consistent with being stabbed than an accidental puncture from a nail and took Hughes into custody without further incident.

Hughes was booked in the Polk County Jail for the day before being released on bond for the misdemeanor charge against her.

A search of Polk County tax records did not immediately find Hughes as a homeowner within the county or the Rockmart area.

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