An 18-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla., woman will contest a felony charge after police say she stabbed her boyfriend with a pair of surgical scissors while he lay in a hospital bed, a report Tuesday said.

Taniea D. Sherrod faces a single charge of aggravated battery with a weapon after the alleged Nov. 19 incident at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

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Sherrod’s unidentified boyfriend was lying in a hospital bed with Sherrod at his side when an argument ensued concerning “suspected infidelity,” police said.

Tania D. Sherrod, 18, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was arrested on Dec. 4 for a Nov. 19 incident in which she is charged with stabbing her boyfriend multiple times as he lay in a hospital bed. (Pinellas County Jail)

Tania D. Sherrod, 18, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was arrested on Dec. 4 for a Nov. 19 incident in which she is charged with stabbing her boyfriend multiple times as he lay in a hospital bed. (Pinellas County Jail)

She became “irate” when her boyfriend would not permit her see his phone, the Times reported. As the argument continued, Sherrod “picked up a pair of surgical scissors in the hospital room and began stabbing her boyfriend in the right thigh causing multiple puncture wounds,” the police report said.

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There was no indication why the boyfriend was in the hospital.

Sherrod was arrested on Dec. 4 and booked in the Pinellas County jail on a felony charge of aggravated domestic battery with a deadly weapon. She was being held Monday in lieu of $15,000 bail, the Times reported.

A written plea of not guilty was entered on her behalf.

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