Latin Scholar, 32, Arrested For Stabbing Girlfriend After Catching Her Cheating On Him At Motel

Meet Roland Smith.

The Virginia man, 32, was arrested Friday for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend after discovering her cheating on him at an Econo Lodge motel. The 36-year-old victim, who told cops Smith stabbed her in the abdomen, was transported to a hospital for treatment of her wounds, according to a press release issued today by the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrested at the scene, Smith “had blood on his hands and a knife was recovered from his person,” cops reported.

As seen in the above mug shot (click to enlarge), Smith appears to be something of a Latin enthusiast. His forehead includes the sayings “Cogito ergo sum” (“I think therefore I am”) and “Alis grave nil” (“Nothing is heavy to those who have wings”). And he also had the word “Articulate” inked below those phrases.

Now jailed without bond, perhaps Smith can shoehorn “Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea” onto his cranium before trial.