Police: Girlfriend stabbed for slinging burrito during argument

Photo of Suzanne Hurlvert, Photo source: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

A Crestview couple was arrested Tuesday morning on felony domestic violence charges after a verbal argument over alcohol turned violent.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) got a call about a disturbance on Hare Street in Crestview just before midnight on Monday. The responding deputy found a "relatively calm" 51-year-old Suzanne Hulvert with a fork protruding from her right hand.

Hurlvert told the deputy she and her boyfriend, 66-year-old Carl Smith, started arguing about his desire to go out to the bar to drink every night. She admitted to hitting Smith in the back of the head with a half-eaten Taco Bell Burrito Supreme.

She said that's when Smith retaliated and stabbed her hand with the fork he was using to eat a Taco Bell pizza. Then he left their home.

The deputy reported seeing portions of the burrito on the floor, scattered on the sofa and on a lamp shade.

Another OCSO deputy found Smith at a Crestview bar. The deputy said Smith initially admitted to throwing a fork at Culvert, but denied stabbing her.

The deputy reported when he showed Smith a picture of Hurlvert's hand with the embedded fork, Smith began laughing and told him about a lengthy history of domestic violence between the pair.

The fork was embedded so deep into Hurlvert's hand that it had to be removed by staff at North Okaloosa Medical Center.

Smith is charged with aggravated battery - domestic violence related. Culvert is charged with domestic violence related battery, second or subsequent offense.

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