Cops: M'ville woman attacked man with knives, bit his arm

2013-12-16T21:00:00Z 2013-12-16T22:15:16Z Cops: M'ville woman attacked man with knives, bit his armTimes Staff
December 16, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

MERRILLVILLE | A 36-year-old Merrillville woman is accused of attacking a man with knives and biting him at her home Friday, police said.

Vieda Ballentine allegedly started yelling at the man after she returned to her home on 62nd Avenue following a Christmas party in Gary.

The man told police Ballentine threw knives at him while he was walking away from her, according to a report.

Police said Ballentine walked toward the man with a knife in her hand. The man told police he struck Ballentine and attempted to take the knife away from her, the report said.

The man suffered a long laceration to his back, a bite wound on his arm and scratches to his forehead and nose, police said.

Ballentine was charged with battery by means of a deadly weapon.

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