A Kansas City woman stabbed her boyfriend three times with a kitchen knife last week at a home in Cass County, but she says she doesn’t remember the attack, police say.
The 42-year-old man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed twice in the chest and once in the leg.
Police asked the woman, identified in court records as Iesha L. Brown, 26, about blood on her shoes. She told them it was “hot sauce.”
The Cass County prosecutor’s office on Thursday charged Brown with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action. She remains in the Cass County jail with bail set at $200,000, cash only.
According to a probable cause statement:
A Belton police officer went to the victim’s sister’s house in the 900 block of Markey Drive at 2:30 a.m. Thursday to investigate a stabbing. By the time police got there, the suspect had left the home on foot. The officer went into the home and saw blood all over the victim and on the floor. Court records said the victim was lying on the floor, unresponsive.
One of the chest wounds struck his heart, and another penetrated his chest cavity, puncturing one of his lungs. The victim was “being monitored for lack of oxygen and may suffer brain damage” because of his injuries.
A witness, the victim’s sister, showed police the knife that was used in the stabbing, which was lying in a small gravel area near the front porch.
The witness told police she was in the process of moving out of her Belton home. She said she picked up Brown and her brother from Kansas City and brought them to Belton to help her pack.
While at the residence, the witness said, Brown was drinking alcohol.
At one point during the night, the witness said, Brown borrowed her cellphone and was playing “inappropriate” music turned up at a high volume. Later on, the witness said, Brown threw food at her brother.
The witness told police she went upstairs to go to sleep but then heard her brother yell her name. The witness said she went downstairs and saw Brown holding a knife.
The witness said she then returned to her bedroom to call 911.
While she was upstairs, the witness said, she heard her brother yell, “She stabbed me again, I’m gonna die.”
The witness said she went back downstairs and saw her brother lying on the floor. Brown, she said, was standing over him and had stabbed him.
Court records said the witness grabbed Brown’s hand and Brown let go of the knife. She said she told Brown to leave the home. Police officers arrived shortly afterward.
A police officer later found Brown walking at the intersection of Markey Road and Cimmarron Trail. She was arrested after police said she ignored an officer’s commands. Court records said the officer “smelled the odor of intoxicants” coming from Brown. Police also noted what appeared to be blood on her shoes.
Belton police declined to answer questions about the case and referred questions to the prosecutor’s office.
The prosecutor did not immediately return a request for comment.
A court date has not yet been set in the case.