She found him with another woman, Hancock deputy says. Now they both face assault charges.

Robert Alan Martin, left, and Theresa Lynn Smith
Robert Alan Martin, left, and Theresa Lynn Smith

A woman apparently caught her boyfriend with another woman in their house and cut him with a kitchen knife, saying it was in self defense, Chief Deputy Don Bass said.

Theresa Lynn Smith told deputies her boyfriend, Robert Alan Martin, choked her during a fight. But the boyfriend and other woman told deputies he didn’t choke her, Bass said.

Smith told deputies she was in the kitchen during the fight and she grabbed a kitchen knife for protection, Bass said. Martin was cut on his right forearm.

“Both parties were fighting and they both had injuries,” Bass said.

Smith called 911 at 12:23 p.m. Sunday to report the fight, Bass said. Smith had left the house but returned home.

Deputies arrested Smith and Martin, both 50, at the home in the 32000 block of Crane Creek Road in northeast Hancock County near Perkinston.

They each face an aggravated domestic assault charge.

Both were held at the Hancock County jail overnight. Their bonds were set at $10,000 each on Monday.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews