Millington teen gets forked by her cousin on her 18th birthday

18-year-old Deja Yanov was charged with domestic assault after striking her cousin in the face and neck with a closet rod and in response was stabbed in the arm and leg with a fork, per report.

On July 3rd, Deputy Javins was dispatched to the Regency Inn and Suites located on 6315 Navy Rd in Millington. Upon arrival, Javins made contact with Deja Yanov, who informed law enforcement that she had been involved in a verbal altercation with her cousin Tamia Yanov and aunt Lisa Yanov. Yanov stated that, while involved in the dispute, Tamia pierced her with a fork. Yanov had suffered injuries to her arms and legs, per report.

Deja Yanov (SCSO)
Deja Yanov (SCSO)

Contact was made with the cousin at a nearby business, who claimed the stabbing was out of self-defense. According to the affidavit, Deja initiated the assault by striking the cousin with a closet rod in the face and neck areas. The woman sustained injuries to the aforementioned areas. Tamia responded to Yanov’s attack by piercing Deja with a fork in self-defense. Lisa Yanov proceeded to separate the two parties and vacated the premises with Tamia.

Detectives were contacted and arrived on the scene in order to interview both parties. Following statements from both Deja and Tamia, detectives determined Deja to be the primary assailant during the incident. Yanov was transported to Regional One Health Medical Center and later Shelby County Jail East.

Deja Yanov was arrested and charged with domestic assault. She was later released on her own recognizance.

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