Delaware woman stabbed boyfriend during argument, police say


A Wilmington woman was arrested after police say she got into an argument with her boyfriend and stabbed him in the neck with a pen as they were driving down Route 9 near Georgetown.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, around 2:28 p.m., Tuesday, troopers were dispatched to County Seat Highway (Route 9) west of Georgetown for a possible stabbing.

The suspect, 47-year-old Tammy White of Wilmington, and her 49-year-old boyfriend were in a vehicle traveling westbound on Route 9 when the two got into an argument that escalated when White started punching her boyfriend while he was driving.

This nearly caused him to crash their vehicle so he stopped in the middle of the roadway.

The boyfriend then continued to drive, at which time police say White started punching him again and then stabbed him in the neck with a pen.

The victim stopped the vehicle and was able to make contact with another driver traveling on Route 9 who called 911.

The victim was removed by EMS and transported to a local area hospital for his injuries.

A search of the vehicle revealed the suspect had prescription drugs without the proper prescription as well as drug paraphernalia.

White was taken into custody without incident and charged with Assault 2nd Degree (Felony), Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Prescription Drugs without a Prescription. She was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $1,100.00 secured bail.