An Easton woman is facing assault charges for allegedly slashing her boyfriend with a kitchen knife after a drunken argument that may have started over flirting.

Pennsylvania State Police charged Amanda E. Parker, of Nesquehoning Street in Easton, with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment following the alleged early-morning attack inside a Williams Township home. District Judge Richard Yetter arraigned her Saturday night, setting bail at $50,000.

State police from the Belfast barracks were called to a home in the 500 block of Berger Road shortly after 2 a.m. for a report of a man bleeding heavily. When troopers arrived, they learned that Kipp Stout Sr. and Parker had been arguing that Stout had been slashed during altercation, according to court records.

Police said Stout was taken to the hospital for a non-life-threatening injury to his left shoulder blade, and that an intoxicated Parker made abuse claims against Stout before declining to speak any further without an attorney.

Authorities spoke with the property owner, who said Stout and Parker occasionally stayed at the home. He reported receiving a phone call from Parker just after 1:30 a.m. in which she claimed she “had enough of Stout” and the fact he wouldn’t let her speak with her friends, according to court records.

The 49-year-old also said she was tired of Stout allegedly abusing her. The homeowner reported that Parker called about 30 minutes later to say that Stout was bleeding.

Police said the two had been drinking heavily earlier in the night and began arguing about whether Parker had been flirting with other men. Stout claimed Parker put her hands on him and that she, at one point, had tripped over her own feet because she was drunk, according to police.

As Stout began walking upstairs, Parker allegedly attacked him with a 12-inch kitchen knife. Authorities said mental health issues may have played a role in the attack.
Parker failed to post bail and was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Sept. 26.