Jasmine Marie Flores: Arkansas teen arrested for severing part of dad's ear after he took her phone away
Jasmine Flores reportedly attacked her father with the knife, cutting him on his forehead, neck, beneath his chin, and slicing his left ear in half
HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: A local Arkansas teen who allegedly attacked her father by stabbing him and chopping off half of his ear because he snatched her cell phone was arrested early on Tuesday, November 22. Just after 2.30 am, Jasmine Marie Flores, 18, of 299-B Ledgerock Road, was detained at her Hot Springs home and charged with a felony count of second-degree domestic battery, which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.
The 44-year-old victim said his daughter used a kitchen knife to stab and cut him after they argued over her phone's music being too loud. He claimed that he approached his daughter, and snatched her phone, which made her "extremely upset." She then seized a set of nearby scissors and started poking him in the chest while demanding the return of her phone, reported CrimeOnline.
He claims Flores attempted to cut him with the scissors while grabbing him by the throat. As a result, he drew back from her. He stated, "I thought that would be the end of it because she is my baby girl."
Flores allegedly got a kitchen knife from the sink and attempted to cut him, but he only slit his jacket. He then returned the cell phone to her "in an attempt to make her stop attacking him." Flores reportedly attacked her father again with the knife after regaining control of the phone, cutting him on the left side of his forehead, on his neck, beneath his chin, and slicing his left ear in half "approximately an inch from the top," as per reports from the Sentinel-Record. Flores allegedly followed her father as he ran to the apartment of a female neighbor. Flores followed the victim into the apartment without the knife, saying, "I should of hurt you worse," before leaving and returning to their apartment, the victim and the neighbor both told the deputies, as per reports.
Deputies first encountered the 44-year-old victim in the apartment complex's parking area where they saw him walking toward them while clutching "a bloody rag" to his left ear. After checking the father, LifeNet staff told him he would require sutures, "especially on his ear." He apparently chose against being taken by EMS and instead drove himself to CHI St Vincent Hot Springs for treatment.
While the father was being examined by LifeNet, the deputies were given written consent by the man to visit the residence and talk with Flores. Deputies allegedly discovered Flores on the bed just inside the door with "a black handle knife in the waist of her pants in the front" when they went inside. When they entered, Flores reportedly yanked the knife out of her jeans and placed it close to her on the bed. For the protection of the officers, Garrett took the knife and set it down on a table beside the door. Deputies discovered a second knife with a brown handle on a table next to the front door, and they both had blood on their blades and handles. Officers then photographed the father's injuries at the site and Flores' "lack of injuries" until she was at the jail.
With "no further issues," Flores was brought into the jail and put in Hollaway's unit. Although she is expected to appear in court earlier, Flores, who shows no past criminal history, is being held on a zero bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Garland County District Court on January 2.