The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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March 15, 2014

Woman jailed after stabbing boyfriend

PALESTINE —

A 21-year-old female accused of stabbing her boyfriend following an argument was arrested on Friday at the Palestine Police Department.

Initially, officers had responded to a report of aggravated assault at 9:14 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Sugar Lane in Palestine.

According to a PPD press release, officers contacted Joshua Webster, 21, upon arrival, who reported that his girlfriend had stabbed him in the abdominal area with a weapon. Officers learned that Webster and his girlfriend had been involved in disturbances over the course of the last two days, and the female returned reportedly with intent to damage his vehicle.

During a confrontation in the parking lot, Webster said he thought his girlfriend had punched him in the abdominal area before realizing she had actually stabbed him. The suspect fled the scene, possibly to a residence in Anderson County, and Webster was transported by ambulance to the Palestine Regional Medical Center with a laceration injury to his abdomen.

Detective James Heavner responded to the scene and followed up on the investigation. A warrant was obtained for the female’s arrest, which was served Friday morning when she unexpectedly came to the Palestine Police Department to speak with officers regarding the offense.

The female was transported and booked at the Anderson County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault-deadly weapon involving a dating relationship, or member of family/household.

The offense is categorized as first degree felony, which is punishable by five to 99 years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine. Bond was set at $10,000.

The name of the suspect will be released after arraignment.

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