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August 22 10:42 AM

Dispute ends in fatal stabbing; woman charged

A local woman was arrested following a fatal stabbing at a west Shreveport home Sunday morning.

Just after 10:30 a.m., Shreveport police officers were dispatched to a home located in the 3100 block of Cedar Creek Drive relative to domestic trouble.

When officers arrived at the residence, they found the victim, 40-year-old Isaac McClain, in the front yard of the home suffering from a single stab wound to the neck.

McClain was rushed to University Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Shreveport police violentcrimes detectives along with crime scene investigators immediately responded to the location. While on the scene, authorities gathered information suggesting that McClain was present at the Cedar Creek Drive residence he shared with his live-in girlfriend, 35-year-old Theresa Ascott, when a verbal dispute erupted between the couple.

It is alleged, following the dispute, Ascott telephoned an acquaintance, 36-year-old Valerie Bass, who soon arrived at the couple’s home.

Upon Bass’s arrival at the residence, it is reported that she, too, engaged in a verbal confrontation with McClain, during which time, Bass reportedly produced a knife, stabbing McClain once in the neck.

Bass, of the 6100 block of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, was detained on scene at the home and later transported to Shreveport police headquarters, where she was interviewed by detectives.

Following a series of interviews, Bass was arrested and charged with a single count of second-degree murder.

She was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

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