Woman arrested after alleged stabbing over food stamps

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – A woman with 31 prior arrests on file ends up in jail after police say she attacked another woman with a knife in the parking lot of a gas station in connection with a a dispute over his SNAP food stamp card.

Cook photo courtesy of Wichita County Jail

Shastevia Jaynell Lynn Cook, 38, of Wichita Falls, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, with $50,000 bond.

Cook was sentenced to Wichita County Jail on Monday, August 15, 2022, just 17 days after she was released after serving a 60-day sentence for escape, and was sentenced to five years probation for theft from Walmart in 2019 when she had two or more previous theft convictions.

On Monday, August 15, an officer on patrol reported seeing a disturbance in the parking lot of a convenience store on Iowa Park Road.

According to the affidavit, the officer said a woman later identified as Cook assaulted another woman. When he stopped, he said the two women had separated and the victim had multiple lacerations on his hands and face.

The victim told the officer she was in the store when Cook confronted her and accused her of using Cook’s food stamp card. She said she left the store and Cook followed her outside and stuck his finger in her forehead and threatened to cut her.

The victim said he pushed Cook away and Cook pulled out a knife and began swinging it at him, which resulted in cuts to the victim’s hands and face.

Police say the knife was found in the victim’s car after Cook either lost control or threw it. Two witnesses who tried to break up the fight confirmed Cook had a knife, and a third witness said he saw Cook hold the victim by the throat and point a knife at his face.

Cook’s last arrest was in May on 10 counts, including 7 for theft and one for resisting arrest.

In 2021, Cook was charged with resisting arrest and robbery after police said she ran away from the Adam and Eve store on Wayne after putting adult toys in her underwear and her handbag.

When the police found Cook, they said she resisted and told them, “I’m not going back to jail…I just got out!”

Prior to this incident, she was arrested when Dirt Cheap employees on Southwest Parkway said she took a large pile of clothes and when they chased her, she threw the clothes away. When the police arrived, they said Cook was yelling at employees that she wasn’t going to jail for something she didn’t do.

In 2020, Cook was charged with forgery after two checks she wrote to Circle C Liquor on Kemp Boulevard that totaled around $3,000 turned out to be fraudulent.

In 2005 Cook was convicted of prostitution and served 24 days in jail. In total, she was charged with prostitution six times.

Cook has more than a dozen theft charges, eight drug charges, five public intoxication charges, a handful of probation violations and two forgery charges.

Other charges against Cook include aggravated robbery, assault, child endangerment, disorderly conduct and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

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