Who is Shala Lovett? Waterbury Woman Arrested After Stabbing Man In the Face During Road Rage Altercation

Shala Lovett, 35 years old from Waterbury, Connecticut, has been arrested after stabbing a man in the face with a pocketknife during a road rage incident.

The incident occurred the night of Friday, April 5th 2024.

A Connecticut state trooper approached a two vehicles that were stopped in a dangerous section near Exit 23 on I-84 west in Waterbury around 9:30 p.m. Friday night.

The trooper witnessed a man and a woman in a fight stemming from an apparent road rage incident.

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The man was struck in the face by the woman with a pocketknife and fell to the ground with a large cut on his face.

He was transported to St. Mary Hospital with where he was treated for his injuries.

Meanwhile, Shala Lovett was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.

An infuriated Lovett reportedly resisted arrest, leading to two officers being needed to subdue her before being restrained.

She is being held on a $200,000 bond and is set to be arraigned before Waterbury court on Monday, April 8th.

Lovett’s arrest comes on the heels of a recent similar incident involving Brandon Scanlon, a Middle Island man who led Suffolk County police on a long chase in an attempt to escape custody.

Scanlon, of Middle Island was arrested by Suffolk County Police Friday after striking an officer with his car and leading authorities on a 25-minute car chase involving multiple exchanges of gunfire.

Police were conducting a confidential investigation in Bohemia and tried to arrest 33-year-old Brandon Scanlon, of Middle Island when he fled in a minivan, knocking over an officer in the process.

Police chased Scanlon from Bohemia to Brentwood where gunfire was exchanged multiple times between him and officers.

Scanlon finally crashed his minivan in Bay Shore into a tree on North Sunrise Highway Service Road, east of Robert Moses Causeway, at approximately 7:20 p.m. after sustaining a gunshot wound.

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