Case against woman accused of cutting bank teller’s throat moves foward

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The case against a Virginia Beach woman accused of cutting a bank teller’s throat will now head to trial.

Shontrina Fountain was charged with malicious wounding and felony counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer for an Aug. 24, 2018, confrontation with police.

Navy Federal Credit Union on Providence Road

The teller Fountain allegedly stabbed testified at a preliminary hearing Thursday morning.

The teller says she saw Fountain come into the credit union. She told the court she was at her desk when Fountain came up from behind her, grabbed her hair and put a large kitchen knife to her throat

The teller struggled to get away as other employees ran over to help. The teller had her neck cut and needed stitches.

Police said Fountain fled in her vehicle, but officers it on Baxter Road a short time after a “Be On the Lookout” alert was issued.

An officer testified that he tried to get her to put down the knife. She was tased twice and then tried to stab the officer.

One officer shot, but missed her.

Fountain was tased again before she dropped the knife and arrested.

The judge said there was enough evidence to move the case to circuit court.

Fountain’s attorney said she plans to have a mental evaluation done on her client.

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