NC woman held knife to her ex-girlfriend’s throat during sex assault, deputies say

Erin Shumaker in a photo from WNCT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A Grimesland woman is accused of forcing herself sexually on a former girlfriend, while she held a knife to the woman’s throat.

Deputies charged 42-year-old Erin Shumaker with first-degree kidnapping and first-degree force sex offense in connection with the incident. She was arrested on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said the victim had injuries to the back of her neck and head plus a bite mark on her face just below her left eye and injuries to her wrists.

Shumaker is under a $500,000 bond. Her next court date is set for October 12.

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