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Woman Allegedly Stabs Husband Over Gift

Woman Allegedly Stabs Husband Over Gift

A woman stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife following an argument that began when she accused him of opening a Christmas present early, authorities said Friday.
Misty Johnson, 34, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery, a felony, and misdemeanor domestic battery. Her husband, Shawn Fay Johnson, 34, was treated at a local hospital for a wound to the chest and released, police said.
Misty Johnson made an initial court appearance Thursday in which she requested a court-appointed attorney, according to authorities. She was released after posting bail, which was set at $7,500.
There was no telephone listing for her in Rock Springs.
Authorities said Shawn Johnson called 911 just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday to report that his wife had stabbed him.
An officer patrolling the area arrived at the couple's apartment in less than a minute, said police Detective David Thompson. A medical team arrived a few minutes later.
According to court records, Shawn Johnson told police that his wife started arguing with him over his opening a Christmas present. Thompson said he did not know what the present was, or if it was intended for the husband.
As the argument escalated, Misty Johnson accused her husband of having an affair, according to authorities. Police found a marriage license in the couple's apartment stating they were married in late September.
Misty Johnson was also taken to the hospital and treated for a minor cut to her leg before being jailed, Thompson said.
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Updated : 2021-01-16 23:24 GMT+08:00