Meisha M. McDuffy, age 20, from Columbia, was arrested for Assault in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action.
On 5/12/17 at 8:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to an assault in Douglass Park located at 400 N. Providence Road. Officers arrived on scene and contacted a male victim, age 19, with lacerations to his abdomen, arm and hand. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation revealed McDuffy and the victim knew each other through a mutual acquaintance. McDuffy came to the park upset with the victim and she began assaulting him by punching him with her fists and using a cutting tool.