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Bainbridge woman arrested after alleged attempt to stab husband with scissors

A 26-year-old Bainbridge Island woman was charged with second-degree assault after she allegedly tried to stab her husband with a pair of scissors on Christmas Eve after she told him she didn't want to go to his parents' house for the holiday.

Nataly S. Rovik was charged with a felony count of second-degree assault in Kitsap County District Court on Dec. 26.

According to court documents, police were called after a 911 dispatcher at Cencom reported a domestic dispute involving a Bainbridge couple on the island. The husband had called authorities in tears and said the incident began after his wife didn't want to go to his parents' house on Christmas Eve, then ripped a Christmas card for someone who no longer lived at the home.

The man said his wife clawed him with her fingernails, which left marks on his neck, then went to the bathroom.

After he confronted her after she came out of the bathroom, the woman allegedly grabbed a pair of scissors from the sink and tried to stab him in the leg.

The husband then tackled his wife, according to a certificate of probable cause in the court case, and pinned her to the floor as he tried to get the scissors. The wife bit her husband on both arms, breaking the skin, before he got the scissors away from her.

After the husband let his wife get back up, she reportedly hit him in the face near his left eye and knocked out a contact lens. She then knocked over items, threw a box of coins at her husband, and began to cut electrical cords with scissors.

The woman allegedly admitted to police that she tried to stab her husband with a pair of scissors, and also said she came at him with an iron, scratched him, and cut electrical cords.

Bainbridge police arrested the woman for second-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief.

The woman was booked into Kitsap County Jail just after 3 a.m. Christmas. Bail has been set at $25,000.

Her next court date has been set for Jan. 9.

Second-degree assault carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine upon conviction.

 

 

 

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