March 12, 2014

Police: Knife wielded in couple's dispute


---- — PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman faces two felony charges in connection with a domestic incident involving a knife.

Crimson L. Smith, 30, and her boyfriend were arguing late Sunday, March 9, at Best Value Inn on Booth Drive in the Town of Plattsburgh, State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said.

“Apparently, she pulled out the knife and took a swipe at him,” she said.

The man, whose name was not released, suffered a 1-inch laceration to his right forearm, Fleishman said.

He refused medical attention, but a family member who witnessed the altercation reported it to police at about 11 p.m., she said.

Smith, who lives at the hotel, used a folding pocket knife to injure her boyfriend, according to State Police.

The boyfriend lives elsewhere, Fleishman said.

Smith, arraigned in Peru Town Court, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree assault, both felonies, and misdemeanor second-degree menacing.

She was taken to Clinton County Jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 secured bond and remained incarcerated there Tuesday morning. 

Smith was scheduled to appear in Plattsburgh Town Court at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 13.

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