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Toledo man accused of stabbing woman in the face

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One man is behind bars after police say he stabbed a woman in the face. It happened right around four Monday morning at the corner of Chestnut and Mettler.

Dontae Upchurch is in custody after allegedly slashing a woman's face with a sharp object.

"The victim was approached by a make she thought she knew. She got in the vehicle, she was under the assumption that she was going to be driven home.", says Sgt. Joe Heffernan, Toledo Police

Officials say things took a turn when upchurch tried sexually assaulting the woman.

"He then took out an object and cut her in the face area with the object." says Heffernan

The victim was able to get out of the vehicle and call 911. Officials say it wasn't long before police tracked Upchurch down.

"She gave us a description of the vehicle, we had some police crews in the area. They were able to stop the vehicle." says Heffernan

The victim was taken to Mercy Saint V's with serious injuries. Officials say let this be a warning of the dangers of getting in cars with strangers.

"I would say she probably wasn't making a very good decision of getting a ride from someone at 4 in the morning that she didn't really know. This how tragedies happen.", says Heffernan

Upchurch is charged with felonious assault and will face a judge Tuesday.

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