Oakdale woman accused of assaulting fiancé with bread knife

A 38-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree assault and domestic assault after allegedly cutting her fiancé with a bread knife.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called to a residence on the 6200 block of 12th Street in Oakdale just before 3 a.m. March 9 on a report of a domestic assault. In the entryway, they met with the victim who said his fiancé had cut him on his back and neck with bread knife. There was a visible laceration on the victim’s neck.

The defendant was identified as Alexis Lou Johnson of Oakdale. Johnson said she and the victim had argued when he returned home from the bar that night, but she denied assaulting him with the knife and said she did not cause his injury.

Johnson also told police she’d been to the bar herself. Officers said they smelled a “strong odor” of alcohol on her breath and saw her eyes were bloodshot and glossy.

Johnson was placed under arrest for domestic assault. A bread knife that was allegedly used to cut the victim was collected from the kitchen counter inside the apartment.

According to the police report, the victim confirmed he and the defendant did argue when he returned home from the bar, and said that during the argument Johnson pushed him but he never struck her. He alleged that Johnson grabbed a knife from a vase next to the stove and cut his neck from behind him.

The victim reportedly told police that once he touched his neck and found blood coming from the wound, he left the residence and called police. He also had injuries on his hands.

A Washington County District Court judge ordered that Johnson be detained. The second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. The misdemeanor domestic assault charge carries a maximum sentence of 1 year in prison and a $3,000 fine.

— Alex Holmquist
 

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