GPD: Woman attacked rival with file, scissors, rake, glass


Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 3:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 3:05 p.m.

A Gainesville woman was arrested Monday after police said she attacked another woman with a nail file, scissors, a hand rake and a piece of broken glass.

Lynette Christina Jakovlev, 35, and another woman got into a shouting match over a man in the 2200 block of Southeast Eighth Place at around 4 p.m.

When the woman tried to go inside a house, Jakovlev grabbed her hair and pulled her to the ground, yanking out several hair weaves, according to the Gainesville Police Department report.

Jakovlev then pulled a nail file out of her purse and raised it as if she were about to stab the woman, who put a chair between herself and Jakovlev, the report stated.

The man they were arguing over took the nail file away from Jakovlev, but she took scissors out of her purse and tried to stab the woman again.

After the man took the scissors from her, Jakovlev grabbed a three-pronged rake and went after the woman, who still was holding the chair, police said.

Again, the man disarmed Jakovlev, but she found a piece of broken glass and went after the victim. Again, the man got the weapon away from her.

When police arrived, the victim still was holding the chair between herself and Jakovlev. She had a scratch on her face and was missing several hair weaves, the report stated.

Jakovlev was “completely uncooperative” when she was handcuffed and put in the backseat of a patrol car, according to the report. She slammed her head on the cage of the car and on the road when she was taken out of the car.

According to the report, Jakovlev said she wasn’t cooperating because she didn’t want to go to jail.

She was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, simple battery and resisting arrest. After her arrest, she was booked into the Alachua County jail, where she was released Tuesday afternoon on $7,000 bail.

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