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Police tape, pictured November 12, 2005 in Amman, Jordan, a Nashville woman was charged with assault after stabbing ex-boyfriend for refusing to cook for her. Getty Images

A woman in Nashville, Tennessee reportedly stabbed her ex-boyfriend after he refused to cook for her, according to a Tuesday report from Fox News 17 in Tennessee.

Stranesha Buford, 29, was arrested Monday for stabbing the victim in the left side of his back. According to Davidson County's Active Inmate Search online, she received a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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An affidavit confirmed that the stabbing occurred July 26 at Buford's Dellway Villa apartment, which is listed as a Housing in Urban Development (HUD) apartment complex. The victim claimed that Buford asked him to cook her a meal, but he refused. Buford allegedly attempted to throw a glass at the victim but was unsuccessful.

The victim informed local law enforcement that he was able to restrain Buford, but only temporarily. While under restraint, Buford proceeded to stab her ex-boyfriend with a kitchen knife. The man continued to hold Buford down, but he let go of his hold when a family member arrived at the scene to pick him up.

A family member reportedly drove the victim to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to seek medical treatment for the stabbing, according to Nashville Patch, a local news publication. Fox News 17 noted that VUMC alerted Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) to the victim's incident.

Buford was admitted to Davidson County Jail and is being held on a $35,000 bond. She is also awaiting a trial date, which has not been determined.

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A representative of the Metro Nashville Police Department and Vanderbilt University Medical Center did not immediately return International Business Times' request for comment.

There are several types of assault charges listed as punishable under Tennessee law. According to Attorneys.com, an aggravated assault is taken more seriously in Tennessee when compared to just assault because it involves a deadly weapon, whereas a simple assault doesn't require physical contact with the victim.

Under Tennessee law, Attorney's website notes, "the severity of the punishment for aggravated assault will depend on your intent when the assault occurred." If it's confirmed that Buford intended to inflict harm on her ex-boyfriend, she could be charged with a class C felony. Individuals convicted of a class C felony could receive a jail sentence between three to 15 years, according to Criminal Defense Lawyer's website. The jail sentence would also include fines up to $10,000.

A plea agreement can be used in Tennessee to negotiate a smaller conviction for more serious assault charges, according to Attorney's website. The individual would have to agree to plea of guilty, which would skip a long trial period and shorten the violator's jail time.