Police arrested a 26-year-old Forest Park woman on the night of Aug. 18 after she allegedly stabbed a man with whom she had been drinking for hours at a residence on the 7400 block of Washington Street.
According to a police report, the victim began arguing with Ashley Teemer after he awoke from a nap and found his alcohol missing – Teemer, her brother and the victim reportedly had been drinking throughout the day. As the victim turned to leave, Teemer held a “large butcher knife” to his back, he told police later. The victim responded to the threat by grabbing Teemer’s throat and throwing her to the ground.
At some point, the victim was stabbed; the police report states his wound did not require stitches.
Deputy Chief Tom Aftanas said that, because stitches were not needed, the wound seemed minor to him.
“Since a weapon was used, that’s why the officer signed [a complaint] on the victim’s behalf,” Aftanas said. Police signed a complaint for the victim because he refused to press charges against Teemer.
In a police interview after she was arrested for domestic battery, Teemer said she stabbed the victim because she was afraid of him, due to a prior incident in which he choked her.