Woman arrested in slashing

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Tamica Donaldson was trying to get in her car early Sunday morning when a woman she says she’s never seen before attacked her.

She was cut at least six times on her right arm.

“I’ve got staples all the way up my right arm,” she said. “It’s probably like 200 to 300 staples in my arm.”

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She said she was also scratched in the face by her attacker’s ring.

Donaldson was outside the 12 Stone Nightclub on Water Avenue when the attack occurred.

“I was getting in the car and the girl just come up behind me,” she said. “I had started to put the key in my door to unlock the car. I rightfully don’t remember anything, because it happened so fast.”

Donaldson said she was attacked from behind and said it might have been a case of mistaken identity.

“I don’t know if she’d mistaken me for somebody because she hit me in the back,” she said.

Police arrested Tijuana “Tina” Ward, of Legrand Street.

Donaldson said she’s never seen the woman in her life.

“I don’t even know her,” she said.

Police recovered a razor blade and a pocket knife at the scene, according to reports. Ward was arrested without resisting. Reports stated that she had no visible injuries at the time of arrest, but she had been drinking.

The 24-year-old Donaldson, who works at O’Reilly’s in Montgomery, was transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center for treatment soon after the attack.

She said doctors told her she couldn’t use her right arm for at least six months and recovery isn’t guaranteed.

“It cut muscles in my arm,” she said. “I only can keep this arm elevated from my chest.”

Ward was transported to the Dallas County Jail.

She was assigned a $5,000 bond.

Jail officials said she made her bond Sunday afternoon.

Donaldson said she’ll be recovering from her injuries. Her mother, Rosalyn Donaldson, will be caring for her at their home.