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Police: Undone dishes provoke Fort Worth assault

FORT WORTH -- A 20-year-old woman faces an aggravated assault charge after police say she bit her boyfriend, broke a picture frame across his face and then swung at him with a sword during an argument about him not doing the dishes.

Briana Lin Pouncy was arrested Thursday afternoon at the couple’s apartment in the 6000 block of Ridgecrest Way. Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman, said Pouncy had been dating Joseph Boykins for about nine months, the last four of which the two lived together.

The 21-year-old boyfriend told police that he and Pouncy had become involved in a verbal argument Thursday afternoon because Pouncy was upset that the dishes were not clean. She told Boykins to leave the apartment, which he refused to do, Henderson said.

Henderson said the woman then tried to physically remove the boyfriend. During the ensuing struggle, he said the woman bit the man’s right shoulder and broke a picture frame across his face, causing visible cuts to his face.

The woman then grabbed an approximately 2-foot sword and swung it at the man, missing him, police said.

Pouncy was released from Mansfield jail this morning after posting a $10,000 bond, jail officials said.