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Posted on Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 10:43 a.m.

Violent domestic dispute sends man to hospital, then jail

By Staff

A man who attacked his girlfriend ended up going to the hospital after she stabbed him with a kitchen knife, according to a report from the Ypsilanti Police Department.

Just before midnight Friday in the 400 block of South Huron Street, police said, a 54-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, who are in an intimate relationship, got into an argument. The man "choked the female and threw her around  the  room, until she was able to secure a large kitchen knife," the report said. The woman stabbed the man in the chest; the injury was not considered life threatening.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment of the stab wound. Police arrested him and took him to the Washtenaw County Jail. The woman had a bloody lip but refused medical treatment, police said.

The case has been sent to the prosecutor's office for review of possible charges.

Police ask that anyone with additional information about the case contact Detective Sergeant Troy Fulton  at  734-­482-­9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-­800-­SPEAKUP (773-2587).



Mon, Feb 6, 2012 : 5:08 p.m.

@bunnyabbot and Ann23: I suspect that the use of the term "intimate relationship" and the fact that it was a relevant point for this article comes from how domestic violence is defined. Grants that provide funding for programs to assist victims of domestic violence, such as SafeHouse, differentiate between violence by friends and/or family vs intimate partners and can only provide services (including shelter) if the violence was by someone with whom the victim had a romantic relationship.


Sun, Feb 5, 2012 : 5:19 p.m.

He probably does have another side to the story, there usually is. If there was, from the story above, it doesn't sound like the police found it very credible at the time. There were probably indicators of what happened at the scene for the police to go on. If he was throwing her around the room there may have been evidence of that. The location of the stab wound and any other injuries may also have helped them decide which person to arrest. @bunnyabbot, just because it appears that it was an abusive relationship that doesn't mean it qualifies as purely a sexual arrangement thing. I find that offensive and cheapening to the victim. There is a reason domestic violence incidents are underreported to authorities. Not that I'm making excuses for that fact, it just takes courage on the part of the victim to stand up to the abuser, their lies, and the people who believe the lies, criticize the abused and defend the abuser. I pray more domestic abuse victims find that courage and the support they need. And yes, I am assuming the female was the true victim in this case, as the story indicates. Men can be victims too but statistically it is usually the woman.


Sun, Feb 5, 2012 : 4:04 p.m.

There is no excuse for violence against women.


Sun, Feb 5, 2012 : 2:27 p.m.

He said, she said. Was there a witness to this? If not, how can they be sure that it happened this way? Seems to me they both should have been arrested. But, of course, I don't have any of the particulars.


Sun, Feb 5, 2012 : 2:36 a.m.

Write down the date, folks. Up until now, there have always been two sides to every story. (Actually, there probably is this time, too. just didn't bother to mention it.)


Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 10:38 p.m.

If I used a knife when someone was beating me up, would that be selfdefence? How exactly does this law work? Is there a special consideration in domestic partner situations?


Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 10:01 p.m.

intimate relationship sounds more like lovey dovey lovers who don't beat the crap out of and then stab each other (or otherwords end up in the pokey). Intimacy is far up the chain from sex. So is relationship. Call it what it is, they have a sexual arrangement thing going on, bad sex from the sound of the article.


Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 8:59 p.m.

I'll just about guarantee he has a different story.That's why I'd would always lock them both up


Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 8:10 p.m.

Self defence! Good Job to the 44 yr. old woman. I heard this go down, his vitals were good on the way to the hospital. Her intentions were not to stab him to death, or she would have stabbed him in the left chest to the right of the nipple, rather than on the right chest to the right of the nipple. This is not the end of a life, but certainly hope it is the end of a relationship.


Sun, Feb 5, 2012 : 2:29 p.m.

As I was reminded, it is unlawful to repeat what was heard on the scanner. Or were you there?


Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 10:02 p.m.

she probably isn't trained to think "stab in ok area" in this instance he was lucky, she caught the tip of the knife wherever it happend to stick him.

Silly Sally

Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 7:41 p.m.

"choked the female..." Was she a cat or a bird? Why not use the noun "woman" What kind of writing is this? "Female" is an adjective. My ninth grade teacher would be so mad... He should be glad that she was not from Ecuador and named Lorena Bobbitt!

Ann English

Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 11:32 p.m.

Ever attend jury duty? I remember at one jury duty summons, the judge was asking potential jurors about their children, not calling them boys and girls, but MALES AND FEMALES! "How many males and how many females?" he would ask.

The Black Stallion3

Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 7:06 p.m.

I guess he now knows that when she says "NO" she means it.


Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 6:15 p.m.

A 54-year old man who lacks self control to the extent of physically attacking a woman needs more than a poke in the chest, he needs professional help to control his temper. From the report, this looks like a clear case of self defense on the woman's part. Hope that's true and also hope the prosecutor sees it that way.

Craig Lounsbury

Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 5:51 p.m.

 the  room, Troy Fulton  at  , ­482-­9878,, ­800-­SPEAKUP whats up with all the "Â"'s ?