Melissa S. Payne
Melissa S. Payne
A Jennings County woman and a Jefferson County woman were both arrested in connection with alleged attacks involving deadly weapons earlier this week.

The Jennings County woman was charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a man on Tuesday near Paris Crossing.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Melissa S. Payne, 40, for allegedly shooting a man at a residence in the 5500 block of Dixenford Road near Paris Crossing and Deputy.

The 911 dispatch received a call around 5 p.m. of a male subject who had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a 40-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound and began rendering medical aid.

The man’s injuries were serious enough for first responders to fly him to University of Louisville Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is recovering, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after, officers located Payne, the suspect, at a residence in Jennings County and took her into custody. She was charged with attempted murder, a Level 1 felony, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a Level 2 felony.

She is currently lodged in Jefferson County Jail.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, the Department of Child Services, Air Methods air ambulance, the Child Advocacy Center and local first responders also assisted.

Elsewhere, Vittoria R. Workman, 24, Madison, was charged with domestic battery with a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony and is currently lodged at the Jefferson County Jail.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence report at a residence in the 100 block of West Horizon Drive in Madison at about 9:30 p.m. Monday.

After an initial investigation, they determined Workman had intentionally stabbed a 35-year-old man in a domestic confrontation. The man’s injuries were not considered life threatening, the sheriff’s office said.