Following an argument with her boyfriend, a knife-wielding Nebraska woman allegedly attempted to cut off a tattoo of her name from the man’s neck, cops charge.

Tressa Amerson, 19, was jailed Friday night on a domestic assault charge following an altercation with Ronald Miner at an apartment in Lincoln. Miner, 30, suffered “minor scratches” during the incident, according to a police report. Amerson is pictured in the mug shot at right.

A probable cause affidavit notes that Miner told officers that he and Amerson “had been having ongoing relationship problems for the past week.” The incident Friday, he added, was triggered when Amerson became upset because “she believed he ‘broke her car.’”

Miner said Amerson “grabbed a knife and attempted to cut the tattoo of her name off his neck.” A cop reported that Miner had the name “Tressa” inked on the left side of his neck, and that he “observed what appeared to be two scratch marks that ran across the tattoo.” Miner is pictured here in a mug shot snapped last month following his bust for an outstanding bench warrant.

When questioned by police, Amerson denied assaulting Miner, saying that she had “been sleeping all day.” Cops recovered a small paring knife from the living room floor, reporting that “this was believed to be the knife used.”

Amerson was booked into the Lancaster County jail, where she remains in custody pending a court hearing scheduled for this afternoon.

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