Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend in South Salt Lake identified

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South Salt Lake-(ABC4 News)- A South Salt Lake woman is behind bars after police said she stabbed her boyfriend during a domestic dispute Saturday night.

South Salt Lake police Sgt. Matt Oehler said they were called to an apartment building located near 2100 S. West Temple just before 10 p.m., by a caller who reported she received a photo from her friend, Lona Ann Chavez, 21, that showed a bloody knife and stated she had stabbed her boyfriend.

When officers arrived on scene, a neighbor provided an audio recording of a man saying he had been stabbed, documents state.

Officers knocked on the door multiple times and received no answer. After making entry into the apartment, they found a man with a stab wound to his leg. The man was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Chavez, who was still on scene, admitted to stabbing the man but claimed it was out of self-defense. Police said the victim would not cooperate or provide his version of the story, documents state.

Officer’ arrested Chavez based on the fact that she never attempted to contact police to report the incident, she didn’t answer the door when officers arrived and had no injuries to back up her claim of self-defense.

While at the apartment, police discovered a large marijuana plant and drug paraphernalia in the home, next to children’s toys. Police were informed the woman’s 4-year-old daughter lives at the apartment.

Chavez is facing third-degree felony counts of aggravated assault and child endangerment.

A background check on Chavez shows several arrests over the last several years for domestic violence assault, criminal mischief, damaging a communication device, animal attacking another person/animal, animal at large, animal nuisance, DUI, reckless driving,

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