Eagan woman charged in alleged stabbing
An Eagan woman faces felony assault charges after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend with a knife.
Angela Marie Stevens, 22, was charged on Aug. 25 in Dakota County District Court with one count each of second-degree and third-degree assault and terroristic threats, all felonies.
According to the criminal complaint, Stevens assaulted her boyfriend with a fillet knife at their apartment on the 3500 block of Lexington Avenue on Aug. 22 upon discovering photographs on a computer flash drive that angered her.
Stevens allegedly stabbed the man on his left forearm, upper outer biceps area and deeply cut his left wrist. There were eight cuts on the man’s body, which included a 3-inch slice to the inner portion of his right hand stretching from his pinkie to the pad of his thumb, according to police.
The man was driven by Stevens at about 5 p.m. to Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, where the police were called. Officers arrived at approximately 6:20 p.m., and spoke with a nurse who said the man initially told her he somehow cut himself with a fillet knife but once Stevens left the room, he told the nurse his girlfriend assaulted him during an argument over the flash drive, according to the complaint.
The man allegedly confirmed the nurse’s account and told officers Stevens had assaulted him in the past, but that it hadn’t escalated beyond pushing and hitting.
He said Stevens began hitting him with her hands and a remote after finding the content on the flash drive. She then came after him with a knife, according to the complaint.
The man told police “it was like I was fending for my life, really.” He said he tried to block the knife with his right hand and was cut by the blade. The assault allegedly continued until he received the deepest cut on his wrist. Stevens allegedly saw the injury and stopped.
The man told police that during the assault, Stevens repeatedly said she was going to kill him.
Officers met up with Stevens in the hospital lobby and she initially told them she found her boyfriend injured when she arrived home causing her to believe he had cut himself while filleting fish, according to the complaint. After being questioned further, Stevens allegedly said she pushed her boyfriend after finding the photographs and he fell into a counter which cut him.
She then whispered to the officer, “he cheated on me,” and began to sob, according to the complaint.
Stevens was arrested but is now out on bail.
If convicted, Stevens could face up to seven years in prison for the second-degree assault charge and up to five years in prison for the third-degree assault and terroristic threats charges.
She is scheduled to appear in a Dakota County court at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
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