Woman pleads not guilty to stabbing
Emily Kaye Richardson of Wellman pleaded not guilty in Washington County Court on Oct. 9 to charges of assault and domestic abuse assault stemming from an incident Sept. 18. She remains free on $10,000 bail.
According to documents filed in the Clerk of Court’s Office, a pretrial hearing will be held Feb. 7 and the trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 25. Attorney Joseph T. Moreland of the Iowa City-based law firm Hayek, Brown, Moreland and Smith is representing Richardson.
Richardson faces assault, a Class D felony that can bring up to five years in prison, and domestic abuse assault, an aggravated misdemeanor which can bring up to two years in prison.
According to court records, Richardson was arrested in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred in Wellman. A Washington County deputy was sent to a medical call in Wellman, according to court records. On arrival, the deputy found a subject who had been cut up the entire left side of his body. The original report was that the subject had been jumped in downtown Wellman. During an interview, the subject later reported that Richardson, whom he identified as his girlfriend, was the person who cut him.
The subject said that he and Richardson had been fighting all that night. The record said that he was seriously injured and the cut extended from his armpit to his waist. The cut was described as being very deep and that some of his internal organs were exposed.
The plea record stated that Richardson waived arraignment and the right to a speedy trial.