New Castle News

April 5, 2014

Woman accused of knifing man

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A Pulaski Township man and woman suffered knife cuts while fighting Thursday night.

Pulaski Township police arrested Linda Rae Gibson, 66, of 140 Emig Lane, who is accused of grabbing a knife and slicing the man’s stomach with it during the incident at her house.

The man, 60, told police an argument between them had escalated into a physical fight. He said Gibson went to a kitchen cabinet and pulled out a long silver knife. He said he stood there as she walked over to him, thinking she wasn’t going to do anything.

He told police that Gibson had grabbed his shirt, lifted it and placed the knife on his skin, then made a downward motion with the knife and cut him.

The man then slapped her in the back of the head and knocked her into the cabinets. She fell to the floor and there was blood on her and on the floor when she got up, according to the account the man gave the officers.

She then attacked him and bit him on the chest, he told police. She left the house in her car, bleeding from her hand.

Police confiscated the knife. They reported the cut on the man’s stomach was superficial, and he had a bruise and bite mark on his chest. He did not seek hospital treatment.

An officer who had stopped Gibson in a purple Toyota on Erskine Quarry Road said her hand was bleeding.

She told police the man had threatened to kill her and she had grabbed a knife to protect herself. She said he would not let her leave the house, but she said she did not remember cutting him or being cut.

Police said she smelled of alcohol.

She was taken to Jameson Hospital by ambulance where she received five stitches in her hand and submitted to a blood test for drugs and alcohol, police said.

She is charged with aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.

Police said additional charges may be pending the results of the blood test.

She was arraigned Friday before District Judge Scott McGrath, who set her bond at $5,000.