Woman stabs man with steak knife during argument

An officer responding to a 911 call earlier this month found a man with puncture wounds in his upper body and blood stains on the walls around him. His girlfriend said he had just accused her of cheating.

A Juneau grand jury indicted Betsy M. Davey, 30, last Friday for second- and third-degree assault following the Feb. 1 incident.

The charges are a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison, respectively.

Juneau Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Weske said in a police complaint that when he arrived on scene, he found Davey sitting outside the bedroom where the victim was waiting.

Weske found the man without his shirt on and could see two puncture wounds in his body.

“There was also a large amount of blood in the bedroom, on the walls, the window sill, and the floor,” Weske said in the complaint.

Davey told JPD officer Ben Beck she stabbed him after he accused her of cheating on him and threatened to harm her, although she could not specify how he had threatened her. The victim told police officers he did not issue any threats to her. Davey appeared unharmed when officers arrived, the officers noted in the complaint.

Davey is scheduled to appear in Juneau Superior Court today to be arraigned before Judge Louis Menendez.

The Juneau grand jury that convened last Friday also indicted three other people, according to copies of the indictments provided to the Empire:

Robert Paul, Jr, 36, was indicted for second- and third-degree assault. According to a police complaint filed in court, two witnesses reported seeing Paul punch and strike a woman at Telephone Hill Park on Feb. 4. Witnesses also stated that Paul pushed the woman to the ground several times, not allowing her to stand, and bit her. Witnesses said Paul had a knife in his hand during the attack, and when officers responded the woman had a deep cut on her upper right arm “obviously caused by a knife.”

The first charge is a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and the second is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

• Charlie W. Jim, 25, was indicted on one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor who was 13, 14 or 15 years in age when the event occurred. The offense has a maximum possible penalty of 99 years in prison.

• Roland R. Maw, 72, was indicted on 12 felony charges, including six counts of first-degree unsworn falsification and six counts of second-degree theft. Both are class C felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.

The District Attorney’s office presents cases to grand juries on Fridays. Indictments are accusations of illegal activity and are not evidence or proof of guilt.

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