Port Orange resident Susan Ferris is being held in jail for a total bond of $12,500 for her charges.
A Port Orange woman used a meat thermometer to stab an Ormond Beach woman in her residence while in the presence of a minor on Sunday, Feb. 18.
Susan Ferris, 39, faces child neglect and aggravated battery charges after she drove to the victim's house in the 300 block of Tomoka Avenue to drop off the child at approximately 2:57 p.m. Police report that witnesses saw Ferris make a rude gesture at the victim, who
told her she needed to leave. Ferris then jumped out of her car and proceeded to stab the victim with the meat thermometer, and, according to one witness, telling the victim she was going to kill her.
Police tracked Ferris to her Port Orange home and arrested her later that afternoon. The meat thermometer was found using a metal detector in nearby woods. It was covered in blood.
This is Ferris' eight arrest in Volusia County. In 2013, she was arrested for aggravated assault on a person older than 65 years old. She is being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail on a $10,000 bond for the battery charge and $2,500 for the count of child neglect.