Newlywed charged with assaulting her husband

Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010

FAIRBANKS - A 23-year-old Fairbanks woman has been charged with threatening her new husband with a knife and slashing tires on his car.

Jessica Bender was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on felony charges of burglary, assault and criminal mischief.

Charging documents say Bender and her husband were married July 8.

A witness called police Monday night after seeing a car driving down a street with four flat tires.

Bender's husband told police that Bender was in a jealous rage and accused him of cheating while he was visiting a friend.

She's accused of forcing her way into the friend's home and holding a butcher knife to her husband's neck.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Bender has no prior criminal record.

Her bail was set at $15,000.

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