Roommate arrested on attempted murder charge after woman found stabbed in throat, deputies say

Stabbing happened in 500 block of MacArthur Drive

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was stabbed in the throat by her roommate Tuesday night during an argument in Orange County, according to sheriff’s officials.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the 500 block of MacArthur Drive around 7:20 p.m. and found the woman suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound.

She was taken to a hospital for treatment. Her condition has not been released.

Sheriff’s officials said Rodney O’Shields was arrested on attempted murder charges.

He is being held on a $25,000 bond. A judge ruled Wednesday he also cannot have contact with the victim, cannot possess any weapons or firearms and must relocate to another residence.

No other details have been released.

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