Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Woman accused of assaulting boyfriend

Charge alleges Jill Todd swung 2 knives

Express Staff Writer

Jill K. Todd

A Bellevue woman has been charged with aggravated assault, a felony, for allegedly threatening her boyfriend with a knife.

Jill K. Todd, 49, was charged with the crime Monday in Blaine County Magistrate Court. She was arrested Sunday evening by a Bellevue Marshal's Office deputy.

According to a probable-cause affidavit filed by Deputy Justin Mitchell, police were called to a disturbance at a home on north Fifth Street in Bellevue shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday. Mitchell wrote that the woman's boyfriend, who was not in the home at the time, reported that Todd had "just swung two knives at him after they had an argument inside the residence."

Mitchell wrote that he investigated and found the knives, a fillet knife and a black-handled chopping knife, inside a kitchen drawer but that both knives were in the center of the drawer and that the fillet knife was outside its sheath.

Mitchell wrote that Todd denied threatening the boyfriend but evidence at the home supported the boyfriend's allegation.

According to the affidavit, the boyfriend told Mitchell that "at first I wondered if she was serious, then she slashed the knife down right in front of my chest and stomach. I felt fear; I thought she was going to stab me."

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