According to an affidavit from the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department, in late December authorities were dispatched to 118 Grange Road after receiving a call for help from a victim who stated  she’d been stabbed.

The victim stated “My boyfriend just stabbed me, and I need help, he has my debit card and broke my phone,” according to court filings.

Officers arrived on scene, they arrested Rustin Cantrell, age 38, of Cave City.

The female victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Cantrell is a felon and authorities discovered a firearm inside the home.

Blood was discovered on the ground near the residence where the victim called for help from.

The victim stated Cantrell had started drinking earlier that day and while the two were working in a chicken house, he became “ugly” according to statements.

The victim went outside for a few minutes and then went to sit in a vehicle. Cantrell opened the door and began to beat her with his fist and said he would kill her before stabbing her in the stomach with a knife.

Cantrell then told her to get out of the vehicle or he would kill her. Cantrell left to cut down a tree and the victim found a phone in the vehicle and was able to call 911 for help.

Cantrell is charged with possession of firearms by certain persons, a felony; domestic battering in the second degree a felony; terroristic threatening in the first degree, a felony and interference with emergency communications, a misdemeanor.