Arrest Made in Female Attacking Ex With Knife

Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel


Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:51 a.m.


Spokane Police Officers responded to the area of Lincoln Park on the south hill for a stabbing. The male victim stated a female had stabbed him and fled the scene on foot. Officers in the area located and arrested the female within minutes.

On November 1, 2018 Spokane Police Officers responded to upper Lincoln Park, 2221 S Southeast Blvd for a stabbing call. A male in his early 40’s stated that he and his ex-girlfriend (48 year old Jennaffer Townley) were hanging out in the park and an argument ensued. Townley pulled out a knife and slashed him in the hand. He gave her description and a direction of travel to Officers.

Minutes later Officers located Townley in front of the Rock cliff apartments at Southeast Blvd and Rockwood Blvd. Townley still had a large, fixed blade knife with her upon being detained. After conducting an investigation, Townley was arrested and booked into Spokane County Jail for 2nd degree assault (deadly weapon).

The male had minor injuries to his hand from the knife.

This incident highlights the dangers of continued domestic abuse between two people and what they are capable of escalating to. If you are in an abusive relationship please utilize the resources that the YWCA has to offer. You can visit in person at 930 N Monroe, or call the 24 hour line at 326-2255. If the situation is happening now or it is an emergency, then don’t call the YWCA but instead 911.



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