When a man and his mother-in-law were arguing, he allegedly retrieved a sword and stabbed the woman in the chest.
On the evening of August 30, 24-year-old Nathan Heyob and his mother-in-law reportedly got into a disagreement.
When the argument began, the pair were on the first floor of the residence.
The woman reportedly ran up the stairs and locked herself in a bedroom in the home.
While his mother-in-law was in the bedroom, Heyob allegedly went to another part of the house and got a sword.
The man reportedly forced his way into the bedroom where his mother-in-law was hiding. He allegedly attacked her and used the sword to stab the woman in the chest.
According to a release by the Erlanger County Police Department, when the authorities arrived at the address of the reported domestic dispute, Heyob was no longer there.
When emergency medical responders arrived, they determined that the alleged victim’s wound was “life-threatening.” They arranged for immediate air transport to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The police searched for Heyob, and they reported that they located the man close to the scene of the stabbing. They talked to the man about his involvement in the incident.
Detectives were searching for evidence, and they reported that they discovered a sword near the alleged victim’s residence. They believe it was the weapon used to stab her.
Heyob was arrested and booked into the Kenton County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond. He is facing charges for suspicion of first-degree assault.
One of the alleged victim’s daughters that was unrelated to the incident reported that her mother is in stable condition.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a domestic violence offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.