Woman arrested after holding roommate down with knife, punching him

Woman arrested after holding roommate down with knife, punching him
Twani Marie Gutierrez (Source: Odessa Police Department)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - An Odessa woman is behind bars after assaulting her male roommate.

Police was called out to the 800 block of East 4th Street in reference to a domestic disturbance Jan. 15.

Tawni Marie Gutierrez, 22, and her 25-year-old roommate had gotten into an argument when Gutierrez punched him then threw a beer bottle at him.

She then grabbed a kitchen knife and held it to his throat. He was able to overpower her and leave the scene.

According to a press release, police saw scratches and bruising on the victim's neck.

They also found the knife used in the incident.

After the investigation, police obtained a warrant for Gutierrez, who was arrested and charged with aggravated assault Tuesday.

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