Husband stabbed with hedge clippers in self-defense, Lexington police say

aclark@herald-leader.comJune 11, 2009 

Lexington police say a woman stabbed her husband in the leg with a set of hedge clippers Thursday morning after he allegedly choked her.

The husband, Derrick Larue Keeling, 47, has been charged with fourth-degree assault, disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication, Lexington police Lt. Ron Compton said. Keeling also had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.

Police received a call of domestic violence at 462 Chestnut Street at 1:47 a.m. Thursday, Compton said. Keeling allegedly had choked his wife, who has not been identified, and she stabbed him in self-defense, Compton said.

Keeling was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Compton said. He was arrested after he received stitches to his leg.

His wife has not been charged.

Reach Ashlee Clark at (859) 231-1443 or 1-800-950-6397, Ext. 1443.

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