Melissa Jewell Boswell was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property and terroristic threats early Sunday morning after she was overheard threatening to cut her boyfriend with a razor and damaged a car with a permanent ink pen, according to the Covington Police Department officer's report.
Boswell had bought a razor at the Chevron Gas Station near the Days Inn and returned saying it was the wrong type. The employee offered to refund her money, but Boswell declined. As she was leaving, she was reportedly overheard stating to another associate that she intended to go to the Days Inn to cut her boyfriend, Scotty Thomas, who was allegedly sleeping with another woman, according to the report. The gas station employee notified the police.
Officers Stewart and Moore arrived at the Days Inn on Alcovy Road at 7:30 a.m. and found Boswell in a Honda Accord next to a white Mercedes C280, which reportedly had green marker scribbling on the passenger side doors.
According to the report, Boswell affirmed to Stewart that the Mercedes was her boyfriend's car and that she had scribbled on the doors with the marker. Moore searched the Accord, with permission from Boswell, and found a box cutter with no blade and a Mighty Mark green permanent marker. Boswell was arrested and taken to the Newton County Detention Center and charged with criminal damage to property and terroristic threats.
Thomas was notified of the damage to his vehicle, the threats Boswell had made, and that Boswell was in custody.