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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 1 year ago

Woman arrested after being suspected of stabbing her husband

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Deana Trail, 43, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon though she retains she did not stab her husband.
by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

A 43-year-old woman was arrested on Monday, Oct. 23, after police suspect she stabbed her husband in the chest with a knife over a dispute. 

The Ormond Beach Police Department responded to the residence in Virginia Terrace after the woman, Deana Trail, called police and told them she had been punched in the face and possibly had a broken nose and two black eyes, which officers would later find out happened during an unrelated physical altercation the night before. When police arrived at the scene, they spoke to Trail's husband, who told them she had stabbed him and lifted his shirt to show them a stabbing wound on his chest.

Trail then exited the home and told police she was still married to the victim and that her name was on the deed of the house. She said she came there for their marriage certificate and to get a ride to get a new driver's license. The couple is currently finalizing a divorce. 

She told police they got into an argument in the kitchen where her husband placed her in a headlock and she had to bite him in order to get him off. When officers asked her how her husband got the cut on his chest, she replied: "I do not know how he got the cut on his chest, he carries guns and knives he probably stabbed himself."

The victim told police a different version of the events that unfolded.

He said he came home to find Trail in the home, where they got into a verbal argument after Trail threw oil from a tuna can at him. He also said she threatened to take his tools and pawn them as she stood over his tool box. At that moment, the victim said he went to grab the tool box and Trail bit the outside of his arm.

He pulled his arm back and said Trail began flailing her arms in the air, and that is when he noticed the kitchen knives in her hand. The victim said Trail then stabbed him with one of them.

The victim was transported to the hospital for his wounds. When police questioned Trail, she said she did not stab her husband and requested a lawyer. Police concluded the victim's story was more consistent with the events compared to Trail's version, and she was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Trail was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail. OBPD's investigation of the incident is ongoing. 

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