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Woman arrested after boyfriend stabbed

JPD: Ashley Stansell, 25, suspected of domestic violence assault

Posted: November 29, 2012 - 3:38pm  |  Updated: November 30, 2012 - 1:08am

Juneau police arrested a woman on Thursday on suspicion of stabbing her boyfriend with a kitchen knife.

The 28-year-old male victim sustained a non-life threatening stab wound to his abdomen and was being treated at the hospital’s emergency room, according to Lt. David Campbell, a spokesman for the Juneau Police Department.

Campbell said in a release that JPD received a call from local resident Ashley Nichole Stansell, 25, at about 4:27 a.m. on Thursday.

Stansell told police on the phone she had just stabbed her boyfriend, the release states.

Police responded to the location where Stansell was calling from, the Chinook Apartments in the 9100 block of Cinema Drive in the Mendenhall Valley.

When police arrived at the apartment, no one was there, they said.

Bartlett Regional Hospital notified JPD at about 6 a.m. that the 28-year-old had arrived at the E.R.

The boyfriend said Stansell stabbed him, the release states.

Police interviewed Stansell later in the day at about 9:15 a.m. behind Super Bear Supermarket, and she was placed under arrest on suspicion of second-degree domestic violence assault.

Police say she was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail. Court records show Stansell has not yet been charged with a crime by the district attorney’s office.

The name of the boyfriend was not released.

Sgt. Chris Gifford said the stabbing occurred while the couple was arguing. At this point in time, police do not know what the argument was about, Gifford said.

Gifford said in a phone interview that the suspected weapon was a kitchen knife. Gifford said in an earlier release that officers seized the knife from inside the apartment after obtaining a search warrant.

Alcohol was involved in the incident, according to the police blotter available online. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Electronic court records indicate Stansell does not have a criminal record, although she does have one case pending in Juneau District Court.

Stansell is charged in that case with a misdemeanor count of larceny of money or property. She is scheduled to go to trial for that charge in January.

Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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