MOUNTAIN PINE — A Mountain Pine woman was arrested Wednesday evening after she allegedly cut her husband’s throat with a knife during an altercation at their home.
Michelle Dawn Grimmett, 38, of 102 10th Ave., was taken into custody near her residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. and charged with first-degree domestic battery, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Grimmett remained in custody Thursday on zero bond and is set to appear today in Garland County District Court.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the Mountain Pine Police Department was dispatched to a call about a domestic disturbance at the 10th Avenue residence and were told a woman involved in the incident was in the area of Eighth Avenue requesting LifeNet.
Chief Miguel Hernandez, Officer Richard Lobbs and Lt. Brandon Huckaba located the woman, identified as Grimmett, in the 900 block of Ninth Avenue and she allegedly told them, “I cut the (expletive)! He needs LifeNet,” and then handed Lobbs a box cutter knife that appeared to have a blood stain on it.
Grimmett allegedly admitted she cut her husband, 37, and that he was at their residence at 102 10th. It was noted Grimmett had blood on her that she stated was not hers. She was detained and the knife collected as evidence.
Hernandez and Lobbs went to the couple’s residence and located the husband, who was washing blood off his hands and legs. Lobbs noted a large laceration on the left side of the man’s face from just below his ear to the middle of his throat and another laceration on his right biceps.
Lobbs started to provide first aid and called LifeNet. Lobbs and other first responders continued to provide first aid to keep the victim from bleeding out, the affidavit states, as Huckaba arrived to assist.
After observing the severity of the injuries to the victim, Huckaba took Grimmett into custody on the battery charge.
The victim was interviewed and reportedly stated he and his wife had argued and he attempted to keep her calm by “bear hugging her.” At some point, Grimmett grabbed a knife and cut him, he said.
The victim was transported to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs for treatment and his condition was unknown Thursday.
According to court records, on Jan. 10, 2019, Grimmett had pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of third-degree battery, also involving her husband, and was sentenced to one year in jail with all but 60 days suspended.
The documents also state the couple were married on Aug. 31, 2011, and Grimmett had filed for divorce from her husband on Feb. 13, 2018, but the divorce was never completed.