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Police: Woman stabs boyfriend, throws his legs in yard

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Michelle Thomas (Greenwood Police Dept.) Michelle Thomas (Greenwood Police Dept.)
Charles Covington shows reporter Greg Funderburg his prosthetic leg that Thomas is accused of throwing in the front yard. (Mar. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina) Charles Covington shows reporter Greg Funderburg his prosthetic leg that Thomas is accused of throwing in the front yard. (Mar. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina)
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GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police said a Greenwood woman kept her boyfriend from running after her by throwing his prosthetic legs in their front yard after she stabbed him.

Greenwood police said the woman, 48-year-old Michelle Thomas, called 911 because she said her boyfriend tried to hit her, causing her to stab him in self-defense at their Hospital Street home on Monday, about 11:15 p.m.

Thomas told police that she had returned home after buying her boyfriend cigarettes, tossed them to him and then he got up and hit her in the ear, according to the incident report.

Thomas said she warned him she would stab him if he tried to hit her, and when he came swinging, she cut him on his hands with a kitchen knife, police said.

FOX Carolina spoke with Thomas' boyfriend, Charles Covington, who said it all happened so fast.

"She threw the cigarettes at me, and when she threw them, 'I said why you throw them at me,'" Covington said. "She got a knife, came at me and started stabbing at me. I put my hands up trying to block my face and my chest."

When she realized she cut him, Thomas said she took off Covington's prosthetic leg and threw it out the front door along with his spare leg so he could not chase after her, police said.

Officers tried to talk to Covington when they first arrived, but said he kept screaming, "She tried to kill me for no reason." He was then taken to the hospital to get treatment for his wounds, police said.

When they talked to him at the hospital, he told police Thomas came home from hanging out with his friends and ran at him with the knife.

Police said Covington put up his hands to shield his face when Thomas cut him, took off his leg then stabbed him in his thigh. The report stated officers found a lot of blood on the floor and the man had a few cuts on his hands along with the puncture wound to his thigh.

Police said his injuries were consistent with self-defense, though Thomas had a knot on her head as well.

Officers said they found Covington's two prosthetic legs in the front yard and returned them to him.

Thomas was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

FOX Carolina tried to talk with Thomas, but she did not return any of our calls.

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