ETX woman jailed after allegedly stabbing boyfriend in stomach during argument
POSTED: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:58am
UPDATED: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:03am
Palestine, Texas (KETK) — An East Texas woman is behind bars after reportedly stabbing her boyfriend in the stomach.
On Thursday night officers responded to 1010 Sugar Lane, in reference to an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, officers contacted Joshua Webster, 21, who reported his 21-year-old girlfriend stabbed him in the stomach 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 girlfriend returned reportedly with intent to damage his vehicle.
During a confrontation in the parking lot, Webster said he thought that the girlfriend had punched him in the abdominal area before realizing that she had actually stabbed him. Webster was taken to a Palestine hospital for treatment.
The suspect left the scene, possibly to a home somewhere in Anderson County.
A warrant was obtained for the female’s arrest, which was served Friday morning when the suspect unexpectedly went to the police department to speak with officers regarding the offense.
She was booked into 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 and the name of the suspect will be released after arraignment.