A Jackson man and his girlfriend were arraigned Monday on charges stemming from a stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning at a Jackson nightclub, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.
Willie Rupert III, 25, and his girlfriend, Katina Weathers 32, also of Jackson, were both arraigned Monday in Jackson City Court. Rupert is charged with aggravated assault while Weathers is charged with filing a false police report and tampering with evidence.
Rupert has been released on a $10,000 bond, while Weathers has been released on a $5,000 bond, the release said. They are both due back in City Court on Sept. 20.
According to police, on Sunday around 12:10 a.m., the department was called about a stabbing at Club Diamond, located at 451 East College Street. The investigation determined that Terrance Jefferson, 26, of Jackson, was at Club Diamond performing a rap song when he was stabbed multiple times by Rupert.
Jefferson was taken to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, were he was treated and released.
The release said after the attack, Rupert left the nightclub with Weathers. Officers developed information on where Weathers lived and went to her residence in Allenton Heights housing complex. While speaking with officers, Weathers made untruthful statements and officers also found a bloody mop inside her apartment.
Police then arrested Weathers, located Rupert and took him into custody.