Sikeston woman faces felony charges for knife assault

Monday, February 22, 2016

SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman faces felony charges after allegedly assaulting her boyfriend with a kitchen knife early Sunday.

Donna Kay Martin, 44, of Sikeston is charged with felony first degree assault and felony armed criminal action, according to Missouri She is scheduled to appear at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday before Judge Scott T. Horman.

About 12:51 a.m. Sunday, an officer with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a residence at the 100 block of Chris Drive, where a man complained he was assaulted by his girlfriend with a knife, according to DPS incident reports.

"The man told officers he came home about 12:30 a.m., and his girlfriend had been drinking," said Capt. Bill Mygatt with DPS. "The couple argued about him spending time with his son and not being at home."

According to reports, the woman grabbed a kitchen knife, swung it at him and reportedly struck him a couple times in the abdomen.

"He had two small lacerations which had covered in dried blood by the time officers arrived," Mygatt said.

Martin appeared to be uninjured and was arrested. Bond is set for $2,500 cash only, and on Monday, she remained in custody at the Scott County Jail.

For this story and more, see the Wednesday edition of the Standard Democrat.

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