CLEARFIELD — A 24-year-old woman stabbed her boyfriend with a 12-inch kitchen knife during a fight, police said.
Amber Nicole Garner, of Clearfield, has been charged in 2nd District Court with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony. She had been booked in Davis County Jail early Friday morning, but was released on $10,000 bail.
Garner appeared in court Friday afternoon and a felony arraignment hearing was set for Sept. 10 before Judge Michael G. Allphin.
Clearfield Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist said officers were called to an apartment at 900 S.1500 East at 3:40 a.m. Friday.
When they arrived, they found a man with a 2-inch- long and 1-inch-wide knife wound in his abdomen, according to court documents.
The man was transported to Ogden Regional Medical Center to undergo emergency medical treatment to his liver, which was punctured.
“We had evidence that led us to believe (Garner) planned the stabbing incident,” Stenquist said.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Garner invited her boyfriend to the apartment to “talk over things.” Garner told police she had recently learned she was pregnant and was angry about a photograph her boyfriend had posted on an Internet site of himself with another woman.
Garner told police that while she waited for her boyfriend to show up at the apartment, she went into the kitchen and took out the knife, putting it in the “small of her back and concealed it with her shirt,” according to the court documents. Before her boyfriend arrived at the apartment, Garner asked a friend to call 911 as soon as her boyfriend arrived.
She also told police her boyfriend had grabbed her around the neck and choked her so she couldn’t breathe, according to the document.
Stenquist said officers “found no evidence of that.”
Garner did continue to threaten the man after she had stabbed him, according to the document. She then texted her friend to cancel her request to call 911, but the friend had already made the call.