Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend at Executive Inn

jzou@heraldonline.comMay 28, 2014 

Ashley Ann McGinnis

COURTESY OF ROCK HILL POLICE

Police arrested a 20-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed and assaulted a man in a hotel after a domestic dispute last weekend.

Ashley Ann McGinnis of Rock Hill was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence and aggravated assault on Sunday night after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in a room at the Executive Inn off North Anderson Road, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

Her boyfriend was found lying beside the Lesslie Mart gas station next door bleeding from a stab wound on his left knee. He was transported to Piedmont Medical Center for his injury.

With the help of witnesses, police were able to locate McGinnis hiding in the shower of Room 415 at the hotel –just a floor up from where the incident happened in Room 312, the report states.

McGinnis told police she and the victim were arguing when he approached her with an open hand and a fist. The report states that McGinnis told police she grabbed a large knife in a nearby sink and began to swing it at the victim in an attempt to scare him off, believing she had only cut his pants.

Once McGinnis realized she had stabbed him in the knee, she dropped the knife back into the sink and fled, the report reads.

Also present at the scene were McGinnis’ father, who rents out Room 312, and the suspect’s mother, who found the knife after the incident and washed it – saying she did not know it was involved in the assault.

The victim admitted both he and McGinnis were arguing, but denied approaching her in a threatening manner. He also told police that they have had several physical domestic disputes before but had not reported them to police.

Jie Jenny Zou •  803-329-4062

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