Crystal Mangum arrested in alleged stabbing

Crystal Mangum­, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006, was arrested in a North Carolina home on assault charges early Sunday morning, NBC17 reported.

Mangum, 32, is accused of stabbing her 46-year-old boyfriend during an argument, Durham police said. She is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, authorities noted.

Mangum is being held without bond in the Durham County Jail, and it is unknown if she has an attorney.

This is not Mangum’s first run-in with the law since the 2006 case. In Feb. 2010, Mangum was charged with attempted murder and arson—among other charges—after, police said, she lit her boyfriend’s clothes on fire in a bathtub and continued to assault him in front of her children. She also threatened at the time to stab her boyfriend, according to a court document.

In December, Mangum was convicted of three counts of child abuse, injury to personal property and resisting a public officer. Her sentence was 88 days in jail; however she had already served this time while awaiting trial.


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