Lehigh Valley

Police say wife slashes at husband, eludes K-9

She was arrested a few days after alleged attack

WALNUTPORT, Pa. - A Northampton County woman temporarily eluded police after allegedly slashing at her husband with a knife and broken glass.

But despite evading a police K-9, Kristy L. Stormes is now facing assault charges in connection to last week’s alleged attack. Police arrested the 40-year-old Saturday, and she was arraigned by District Judge Antonia Grifo, who set bail at $20,000 with a 10 percent cash option if approved by county pre-trial services.

Walnutport police were dispatched to the 500 block of Washington Street shortly before 8:40 p.m. Dec. 4 to investigate a reported domestic incident involving a knife, broken glass and two intoxicated participants, according to court records.

The victim told officers that he and his wife were arguing before things turned physical. He alleged that Stormes became angry and attacked him and that the ensuing struggle resulted in pictures frames being broken around the house, according to court records.

Stormes allegedly charged her husband with a knife, slashing at him and cutting one of his fingers as he tried to grab her hand. He managed to wrestle the knife out of her hands, but she then came at her husband with a shard of glass, according to records.

He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for treatment.

Stormes reportedly ran from the house toward South Canal Street in the borough through backyards. The Lehigh Township Police Department and Catasauqua police K-9 helped in the search. The K-9 tracked her to the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue before losing the trail.

Authorities charged Stormes with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and possessing an instrument of a crime. After failing to post bail, she was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 19.

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