Woman charged for alleged stabbing


FAYETTE COUNTY — A 59-year-old woman has been charged in an alleged stabbing incident that occurred Monday morning in the 3000 block of U.S. Route 62 NE.

Tricia L. Whiteside is facing one count of second-degree felonious assault and is being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

According to Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, a 911 hang-up call was received in the FCSO Communications Center on Monday at 4:01 a.m. Upon callback, contact was made and some type of domestic incident was reported as deputies were responding.

Upon arriving in the area, a male was located in a vehicle near the residence and found to be suffering from stab wounds, according to Stanforth.

Fayette County EMS was summoned to the scene and the male was transported to Adena Fayette Medical Center. The male was later transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he was last listed in critical condition.

Upon arrival to the incident location, deputies encountered a female — later identified as Whiteside — outside the home. Deputies observed injury to Whiteside and she was also transported by EMS to Adena Fayette Medical Center for treatment.

“Although she is charged with a single count of felonious assault, the case will be presented to the grand jury in its totality, and they will ultimately decide the charge or charges,” said Stanforth.

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