WARSAW — A Claypool woman is facing several charges after she allegedly threw a knife at a man.
Melissa R. Byers, 48, 11080 S. CR 100E, is facing charges of domestic battery while armed with a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony; and domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a Level 6 felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit, on July 27, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a possible battery.
The man who called said he was being chased by a woman with a knife. The officer met with the woman, Byers, when he got to the scene. She said she and the man had been arguing over a personal matter.
Byers made a statement saying that the man had hurt her, so she hurt him. The officer asked where the knife was, and Byers said she wasn’t sure because she threw it at the man.
The officer spoke with the man, who said he thought that Byers stabbed him in the back. The officer saw a bloody spot on the man’s shirt with a puncture hole and a small puncture wound on the man’s back.
The man pointed out the knife on the fireplace, which was a small-handled knife with about a 10-inch blade.
The man said he had arrived at the house after a trip out of state. Byers had told him not to come to the house.
He still arrived, and Byers then got upset. He had gone toward the stairs of the residence to go downstairs, and while he was downstairs, she threw the knife at him, hitting him in the back.
Byers was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on July 27 on a $11,000 surety and cash bond.