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Wellman woman arrested after stabbing incident

By Xiomara Levsen | Sep 20, 2013
Emily Kaye Richardson

WELLMAN—A stabbing led to a woman’s arrest in Wellman on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Emily Kaye Richardson is charged with assault causing serious injury, which is a Class D felony, the court record said. A Class D felony is punishable up to five years in prison and a possible fine ranging from $750 to $7,500, according to Iowa Criminal Code.
Richardson was also charged with domestic abuse using a dangerous weapon, which is an aggravated misdemeanor, her court record said. An aggravated misdemeanor is punishable up to two years in prison and a fine ranging from $625 to $6,000, according to the Iowa Criminal Code.
According to the court record, a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a medical call in Wellman, where someone had been cut up the entire left side of his torso. The victim identified Richardson as his girlfriend and the person who cut him.
At first the victim reported he had been in downtown Wellman and jumped, the court record said. After an interview with the deputy later, the victim said Richar-dson and he had been fighting all night. He was seriously injured with a cut from his armpit to his waist, which was very deep and exposed some of his internal organs.
Richardson appeared before the judge on Thursday, Sept. 19, her court record said. Her bail was set at $10,000.

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