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Hot Springs Police Officers were called to a disturbance on Campbell Street at almost 5 am on 4/30/19. Officers arrived and found Stephanie Diane Thornton, 24, of Campbell Street in Hot Springs, on her apartment balcony pointing at a black Dodge Avenger and allegedly saying “he’s in the car.”
A black male exited the vehicle and officers noticed he was covered in blood and candle wax, and had cuts on his chest, left hand, right shoulder, and upper back. The man allegedly stated that his wife, Mrs. Thornton, attacked him while he was sleeping.
According to the police report, Mrs. Thornton stated that she walked home from work and discovered she was locked out of their apartment. After allegedly knocking on the door for about 10 minutes she got in through the front window. Once inside she allegedly woke her husband and they began arguing. Mrs. Thornton stated that her husband grabbed her left arm and began pushing her. The two allegedly began hitting each other until Mrs. Thornton was backed into the kitchen area where she grabbed a knife off the counter and began stabbing him.
Mrs. Thornton allegedly stated that she had no idea where the wax came from, and she had been hospitalized by her husband’s abuse in the past, and feared for her life.
Mrs. Thornton was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. She is charged with Felony Domestic Battery with no bond available.