John Derrick Smith

A Rome man stabbed a woman in the back with a butcher knife on Thursday, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

John Derrick Smith, 57, of 1602 High St., was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. The victim told police that he was trying to slice her spine.

The victim was taken to Floyd Medical Center and released Friday morning.

Smith was being held without bail late Friday.

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