Clarksville police say a woman has been arrested on aggravated assault charges after she allegedly stabbed a man for forgetting her birthday.
The woman, 28, reportedly stabbed the man, 23, in the hand.
The argument began in a residence on Peachers Drive, when the woman was angered by the man's forgetfulness. He reportedly tried to leave the home as the argument grew heated, but as he did, the woman followed him outside with a kitchen knife she used to hit his car.
He got out of the car and she allegedly cut him on the hand with the knife.
He then got back in his vehicle and drove off.
But he returned, according to an article in the Leaf-Chronicle, and began hitting her in the face. She said he also choked her.
The pair has a history of domestic violence, a police report stated.
Both the man and woman were charged with aggravated assault. He was also charged with contempt. Police said his presence at the woman's residence violated an earlier release condition. Bond for her was set at $5,000; his was set at $15,000.
In an unrelated matter, Clarksville police charged a man, 31, with arson after his Oakland Road house burned down. They claim he set the blaze in order to collect on a home insurance policy.
Police said the man had talked about burning his house with other people at a party on the night before the July 4th fire.
A witness claimed to see the man pouring gasoline in his garage during the party at his house.
The $130,000 house is a total loss, according to a report.
Source: Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, "Clarksville man charged with burning down his own home for insurance money," July 18, 2012