Crime

Husband charged with stabbing wife with screwdriver early Monday

Photo by Kevin van Gelderen | ThinkStockphoto.com
Photo by Kevin van Gelderen | ThinkStockphoto.com

A Lexington man faces assault and various other charges after he allegedly stabbed his wife with what she thought was a screwdriver.

Gerald L. Williams, 37, entered a preliminary not guilty plea in Fayette District Court Monday afternoon. He is due back in court for a hearing at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18, the court clerk's office said.

Williams is charged with second-degree assault (domestic violence); second-degree burglary; violation an emergency protective order; and unlawful imprisonment.

Officers arrested him early Monday morning after spotting him walking in the Eastland Parkway-Gayle Drive area, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

According to Roberts, police were dispatched to a Shell gas station at Eastland and New Circle Road about 12:08 a.m. Monday to check on a domestic assault call involving a screwdriver.

She said the victim stated that she and her husband started fighting, and that he had stabbed her in the shoulder and neck area with a sharp object that she thought was a screwdriver.

The incident occurred at the couple's apartment on nearby Augusta Drive, according to Roberts.

The victim was treated at St. Joseph Hospital East for injuries that were not life threatening, she said.

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