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Allen County Sheriff's Department
Regina R. Clancy-Coleman

Woman jailed after stabbing in shower

A Fort Wayne woman was jailed Monday night after she told police she stabbed her longtime boyfriend in the back because she was angry with him for wanting to rush through her supply of crack cocaine.

Police were called shortly after 11 p.m. to Chestnut Hills Apartments, near West Hamilton and Illinois roads, where they found a man with a stab wound to his shoulder. According to a probable cause affidavit, he said Regina R. Clancy-Coleman, 48, had stabbed him.

Clancy-Coleman, of the 3400 block of Harvester Avenue, told police she'd been smoking crack all day and had had sex with someone to get the drug; she said that when her boyfriend picked her up that night, he wanted to rush through her remaining supply of the drug, which made her angry.

When the two got back to his apartment and he got in the shower, Clancy-Coleman decided to join him and get revenge by stabbing him in the shoulder with a butcher knife when the man turned his back, according to the affidavit.

Police said Clancy-Coleman wrote an apology letter to the victim, whom she had dated for 12 years, after she admitted she stabbed him.

She was arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated battery, battery committed by means of a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness. She was being held Tuesday in lieu of $22,500 bail.