Woman arrested for 2017 stabbing assault of another

Published 7:00 am Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Picayune woman’s recent arrested for disorderly conduct discovered she had a warrant with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department for a stabbing that occurred 2017.

Assistant Chief of Police Jeremy Magri said that on July 20 of this year at about midnight, officers were dispatched to 204 S. Monroe Ave. in reference to a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, officers found a woman, later identified as Juanita Waller, 50, 204 S. Monroe Ave., Picayune, arguing with her daughter. Magri said officers learned that Waller and her daughter had been involved in a verbal argument about 20 minutes earlier that started again.

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Officers approached Waller and learned that she had a warrant with the Sheriff’s Department for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon., Magri said.

Waller was then informed that she was being arrested for the warrant, but she became agitated and tried to resist. Once cuffed, they led her to the patrol car where she refused to enter the car. She was arrested for disorderly conduct – failure to comply, and resisting arrest, Magri said. A hold was also placed on her to be transported to the Sheriff’s Department.

Although Waller’s warrant was with the Sheriff’s Department, she was originally arrested by the Picayune Police Department for the alleged assault, that Magri said occurred on June 18, 2017. On that date, officers were dispatched to 121 Clark St. in reference to an aggravated assault. When they arrived they learned a physical altercation had occurred between Waller and another woman in which Waller grabbed a broom and beat the other woman on the head and body. The other woman grabbed a broken beer bottle and during the struggle cut Waller, Magri said. Officers were told that after Waller had been cut, she grabbed a metal pipe and busted out several windows to the master bedroom before leaving.

Magri said about thirty minutes later Waller allegedly returned with a large knife and approached the woman she fought with earlier. At this point, the woman’s mother jumped between her and Waller in an attempt to protect her daughter.

After jumping between them, Waller allegedly stabbed the mother in the abdomen before getting into her vehicle and fleeing the scene, Magri said. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene and the wounded woman was rushed to Highland Community Hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Magri said officers attempted to located Waller but were unsuccessful, so an affidavit was signed against her for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Magri said the case has been through grand jury and an indictment was issued.

Since her most recent arrest, Waller has posted bond, Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Marc Ogden said.