A Clarksville phlebotomist was arrested late last week on charges she intentionally stabbed her husband with a contaminated needle.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the 35-year old male victim told officers he and his wife, 34-year old Nakesha Eastland, were in an argument on April 27th.
He said that’s when Eastland stuck him with a needle in the left arm, drawing blood. The victim said he didn’t actually see the item used to stab him, but thought it was something like a needle or lancet.
When he asked her what she did, Eastland allegedly said he would now have Hepatitis C. The victim didn’t initially think she was serious, but Ms. Eastland told the same story to him again May 17th. The victim believed she had the capability of getting a contaminated needle with her profession being phlebotomy.
When interviewed by police, Eastland admitted to stabbing him with a needle, but reportedly said it was a clean one and said he put his hands on her first.
Eastland turned herself into police and was charged with aggravated assault.