Oakdale Woman Allegedly Cuts Husband’s Neck Using Bread Knife
Alexis Lou Johnson, 38, faces two charges stemming from the March incident.
An Oakdale woman has been charged with felony assault following a March 9 incident in which she allegedly cut her husband’s neck with a bread knife.
Alexis Lou Johnson, 38, denied that she assaulted her husband during the argument, according to the criminal complaint. She also faces a misdemeanor domestic assault charge.
Officers were dispatched to a 12th Street apartment building at about 2:45 a.m. March 9 after the alleged victim called police, the complaint says.
Both parties told police they had gotten into an argument after the man returned home from a bar, according to the complaint. She, too, had been to the bar earlier, and police noticed a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.
The man also had injuries to his hands, the complaint says, and the knife was found on a kitchen counter. He also told police she pushed him and at no time did he retaliate. During the argument she grabbed the knife from a vase next to the stove and cut his neck, drawing blood, according to the complaint.
He then left the apartment and called police.
If convicted on both charges, Johnson faces up to eight years in prison and $17,000 in fines.