Pam Frank told Channel 2 Action News she is lucky to be alive after her estranged husband stabbed her in the chest and took off with their daughter Sunday morning.
“The moment that I got stabbed, the only thing that I could say was ‘Just save me for my baby,’” Frank told the news station. "Save me for Jada.”
Jada is Frank’s 4-year-old daughter with her husband of four years, Marlon Dobbins. Dobbins is in the Cobb County jail, facing charges across three jurisdictions, including aggravated assault, theft and kidnapping, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
Dobbins broke into Frank’s apartment, attacked her and then dropped her at a nearby hospital, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.
Then he headed to Decatur, where he allegedly forced his way into Frank’s aunt’s house to take the couple’s toddler. The girl was visiting with family for the weekend, Channel 2 reported.
Frank’s aunt, Debra Robinson, asked what Dobbins was doing when he was standing over her bed around 7 a.m.. Robinson said he was demanding to take Jada to a family gathering. At the same time, Frank was calling in, frantically warning the family.
“When she was calling me, she was like ‘Auntie, he done stabbed me. He done stabbed me. Don’t let him take Jada. Don’t let him take her,'” Robinson told Channel 2.
Police tracked Dobbins through Frank’s stolen cellphone and arrested him at his Mableton home. Jada was with him and unharmed, police said.
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