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Friday, June 08, 2018 1:00 am

Woman 'could have died' from knife attack

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A woman stabbed in the face Wednesday on the city's south side “easily could have died from the injury,” court documents show.

Doctors told investigators an artery was cut and Dominica Rogers “had extreme blood loss causing shock.”

It took 25 stitches to repair wounds to the left side of her face, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Thursday in Allen Superior Court.

Jevonda N. White, 31, is responsible for the attack that left Rogers in critical condition, police say.

She is charged with aggravated battery, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and invasion of privacy for allegedly violating a protective order.

White drove a 2005 Dodge Magnum to the 4500 block of South Hanna Street, where she found Rogers inside a 2008 Dodge Caravan about 5:50 p.m., according to court documents. White, of the 5600 block of Plaza Drive, started cutting the tires on the minivan and Rogers tried to walk away, the documents show.

She was chased by White, who stabbed her after yelling that “she would get her the next time she saw her,” the affidavit states.

White said she was attacked with a knife by Rogers, but witnesses told police they saw White stab the woman.

Fort Wayne police Officer Chris Lichtsinn found White holding a knife when he arrived at the scene and ordered her to drop it, according to court documents.  

In an interview with police, White said she and a man at the scene, Fabian Willhite, “became involved in a physical pushing match” after meeting on South Hanna Street. She allegedly told investigators she noticed a knife on the ground, picked it up and was attacked by Rogers.

Willhite had a restraining order against White, according to court documents.

White faces more than 18 years in prison if she is convicted on all of the charges. She is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing Tuesday.