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Knox Woman Accused of Attacking Husband With Knife

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 12:10 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

police-redBEAVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Knox woman is behind bars facing several criminal charges following a domestic incident in which she allegedly attacked her husband with a knife and then struck, scratched, shoved, and punched two other family members who attempted to stop her.

According to court documents, Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 56-year-old Laura Texter, of Knox.

According to a criminal complaint, on Saturday, October 5, Trooper Lingle, of the Clarion-based State Police, was dispatched to a residence on Grace Road in Knox, Beaver Township, Clarion County, for a report of an active domestic violence incident between family members.

The complaint notes that when Trooper Lingle and Corporal Yockey arrived at the scene, they observed Laura Texter outside the residence physically harassing the victims.

According to the complaint, the first victim, Texter’s husband, reported that Texter had physically attacked him with a knife, cutting him on his left forearm, and had also bitten his right upper arm.

The second victim told police that as he was attempting to stop Texter, she hit him in the left side of his ribs with the knife three times, causing marks, the complaint states.

A third victim reported that she also attempted to stop the fight when Texter clawed her face with her fingernails causing marks to her face. The third victim also stated that Texter had shoved her and punched her in the face several times, according to the complaint.

The complaint also indicates that as Texter was being placed under arrest, she intentionally kicked Corporal Yockey several times and stated she wanted to “kick him in his face.”

Texter was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Amy Long Turk at 7:30 p.m. on October 5, on the following charges:

– Aggravated Assault, Felony 1 (two counts)
– Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2 (four counts)
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary (four counts)

Unable to post $75,000.00 monetary bail, she was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, with Judge Turk presiding.


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