Charges might be filed against an injured Lexington woman accused of lying to police to cover up for her girlfriend.
The victim's live-in girlfriend, Keshana Marie Maxberry, was charged with first-degree assault after police said she cut the victim on the neck with a knife during an argument. Court documents described the injury as "a severe laceration that required several stitches."
However, when police first interviewed the victim, she told them an unknown man broke into her apartment, robbed her and cut her during a struggle, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where Maxberry, 22, later showed up to check on her. Maxberry was identified as the attacker and arrested about 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to court documents.
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Roberts did not say how police were able to identify Maxberry as the attacker. Police are investigating the attack and whether the victim should be charged, she said.
The attack happened about 11:15 p.m. Monday at Coolavin Apartments on West Sixth Street. In addition to cutting the victim with a knife, Maxberry allegedly bit her finger and scratched her on the back, according to court documents.