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Center PD: Woman brandished knife after fight

Shya Stansberry (Source: Shelby County Jail) Shya Stansberry (Source: Shelby County Jail)
CENTER, TX (KTRE) -

Officers with the Center Police Department arrested a 21-year-old woman on April 19 in connection to allegations that she chased two people in her car and then brandished a knife during a fight with one of the people.

Shya Stansberry was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the arrest affidavit East Texas news obtained Wednesday, the incident occurred on April 19. On that date, Center PD officers responded to a home in the 1400 block of Shelbyville Street in reference to an aggravated assault.

When the CPD officers got to the address, they spoke to the alleged victim and a witness. The two people told the police officers that their vehicle had been in front of Stansberry’s vehicle at the intersection of State Highway 7 East and RR Avenue, the affidavit stated.

Stansberry allegedly got out of her vehicle with a knife and approached the other vehicle. 

“They said it was an attempt to provoke them into a fight,” the affidavit stated.

When one of the people in the other car saw the knife, the person sped around Stansberry. Who jumped back in her vehicle and “gave chase,” the affidavit stated. 

According to the affidavit, Stansberry tried to run the two people off the road. When they pulled into the driveway of the home in the 100 block of Shelbyville, Stansberry stopped there as well, and she allegedly got into a fight with one of the people.

After the other person broke up the fight, Stansberry pulled a knife out and began swinging it violently at the person she had been fighting, the affidavit stated. Stansberry allegedly then tried to cut the tires on the other vehicle, but the witness knocked the knife out of her hand.

When the Center PD officer who obtained the arrest warrant spoke with Stansberry the next day and read her rights to her, she became “very agitated." However,admitted that she had the knife with her during the fight because she has been “jumped” by people before, the affidavit stated.

“The defendant stated that the knife fell out of her undershorts during the fight, but she did not pull the knife,” the affidavit stated.

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