A Terre Haute woman was arrested after police say she stabbed her ex-boyfriend's female friend while in a jealous rage early Sunday morning.
Amber N. Pitts, 35, was booked into the Vigo County Jail just before 7:30 a.m. She is charged with aggravated battery - causing serious permanent disfigurement and possession of methamphetamine - less than 5 grams.
According to court documents, police were dispatched to the Third Avenue residence after the suspect stabbed the victim six or seven times around 3:15 a.m.
Pitts was reportedly renting a room at the ex-boyfriend's home. When the other woman came over that night, it "irritated" Pitts, whom the ex-boyfriend admitted to still having sexual relations with at the time, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Pitts began calling the victim offensive names and then went to her bedroom, shut and locked the door.
The ex-boyfriend alleges that while the victim was attempting to confront the suspect -- pushing on the door-- the suspect warned her that she would stab the victim if she came into the room.
Pitts allegedly then came out of the bedroom right at her and attacked the victim.
"Amber opened the door and started stabbing her," the ex-boyfriend told police, describing the knife as a switch-blade.
The victim told police, "Pitts 'hammered me with a freakin knife' and 'tackled me to the floor and it was on after that.'"
Pitts told officers she was defending herself, according to the probable cause affidavit. However, the victim maintains she did not possess weapons or try to physically fight the suspect. She told officers that Pitts believed she "wants her man," but she only went to the residence to repay $10 given to her for gas. She also reportedly admitted to smoking a joint with Pitts prior to the altercation.
The victim was hospitalized for stab wounds on her legs and ankles consistent with defending herself, requiring several stitches, according to report.
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