VINTON — A charge of felonious assault has been filed against a Gallia County woman arrested after she allegedly stabbed a man with two butcher knives on Monday evening at her residence on Tick Ridge Road.
Sabra L. Clark, 22, Vinton, was taken into custody by Gallia County Sheriff’s Deputies at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19 after they were dispatched to her residence in Raccoon Township in reference to a possible stabbing.
According to the police report, upon their arrival at 1196 Tick Ridge Road, deputies observed a female subject, holding her left arm behind her back, exit the mobile home located at that address.
The female, later identified as Clark, walked toward the officers and initially refused to show them her hands.
After several commands were given, the suspect stopped at the front of the deputies’ cruisers and complied with their orders.
She had dried, smeared blood on the left side of her neck, on her left arm and on both of her calves.
The suspect reportedly told the deputies that William Hatten, 33, Bidwell, who was later identified as the victim, had grabbed her by the throat and had cut himself on a table. She later told officers that he had cut himself after he had exited the residence.
She reportedly had no signs or marks of assault on her throat.
Clark, who was taken into investigative custody at that time, later gave the deputies permission to search the residence, and, after entering the mobile home, they found blood droplets on the kitchen floor, the carpet in the living room, on the couch and on a glass table.
A blood-stained towel soaked with bleach was also discovered in the bedroom of the residence, along with two butcher knives with dried blood on their blades in the kitchen sink.
Hatten, who had escaped to a neighbor’s house to call for help, was taken to the Holzer Medical Center emergency room by Gallia County EMS for treatment for severe lacerations.
The victim told deputies that he and Clark had been drinking that evening and, according to his statement, while he was lying on the couch, the suspect charged at him with a knife in each hand and started cutting him and attempted to stab him.
Hatten reported that when he attempted to run, the suspect cut him, and he fell.
The victim further stated that Clark told him that she was going to kill him.
He further stated that, when his phone rang, Clark turned to answer it, and he ran to a neighbor’s house to seek help.
She was later arrested on a charge of felonious assault, a second degree felony, for causing or attempting to cause physical harm to Hatten by means of a deadly weapon, in this case, a butcher knife.
Clark was transported to the Middleport Village Jail by deputies and is awaiting her initial appearance before Judge Margaret Evans in the Gallipolis Municipal Court.