Akron woman to be sentenced after stabbing boyfriend for eating all of the salsa

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Phyllis Jefferson (Photo courtesy Summit County Jail)

AKRON – Phyllis Jefferson, 50, of Akron is set to be sentenced Monday after she plead guilty to aggravated assault.

Police say that Jefferson was arrested back in April after she stabbed her boyfriend.. Officials say she stabbed him with a pen for eating all of the salsa.

When officers arrived at the Lake Street home, they found the 61-year-old victim holding his stomach.

Jefferson fled, but was pulled over on Interstate 77 south of Route 224. She told Akron police she stabbed her boyfriend, “Because she wanted to leave.”

She was charged with felonious assault and criminal damaging initially.

The victim was taken to Akron General Medical Center. His injuries were not life-threatening.