Suffolk Police arrest woman in connection to Suffolk stabbing involving 2 officers

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Posted at 3:54 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 18:01:33-05

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police served additional charges in the stabbing incident involving two adults and two officers.

33-year-old Shanitta Nicole Cuffee was initially arrested on May 11 for charges including reckless care for child, cruelty and injuries to children, assault and battery on law enforcement, and obstruction of justice, according to police.

On May 19, police charged Cuffee with three counts of accessory after the fact in an attempted homicide.

She remains in custody at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Reports say that Suffolk Police had originally responded to the 100 block of Ashford Drive to serve an Emergency Custody Order on May 10. Officers arrived on the scene around 9:30 p.m. and had spoken to multiple individuals at this location before coming into contact with the subject of the Emergency Custody Order.

39-year-old Travis Dionne Butler is accused of pulling a knife and attacking the four victims, police say.

Police say the officer that had remained hospitalized following the stabbing has since been released from the hospital.

On December 17, police say Cuffee was arrested after being indicted by a grand jury on the following charges related to the May incident:

  • Assault: Shoot, Stab, Etc. in Commission of Felony
  • Malicious Injury - Police Officer
  • Aggravated Malicious Wounding
  • Attempt to Commit Capital Offense
  • Concealing/Destroy Evidence of Felony Offense

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