A 32-year-old Ketchikan woman has been charged with felony assault after allegedly stabbing a man during a fight at a First Avenue home.
According to the Ketchikan Police Department, a 911 call was received at about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday reporting a man bleeding in front of the Newtown Liquor store at The Plaza mall.
Deputy Chief Josh Dossett says officers quickly arrived, “and found a male with multiple injuries, one being a very severe cut to one of his forearms. One of my officers applied a tourniquet to the male to secure him until medics arrived.”
The man then was taken to Ketchikan General Hospital for treatment. Dossett says KPD officers and Alaska State Troopers followed the man’s blood trail across the parking lot and up Adams Street. It eventually led to a home in the 2400 block of First Avenue.
“They attempted to contact the people in the residence, but they refused to come to the door and we had to force the door open,” he said. “We contacted two people inside, one being Jasmine Booth, 32.”
Dossett says that police found evidence of a fight at the residence.
“There was blood on the front porch, which went straight up the stairs from the street, and inside they found large amounts of blood in multiple places,” he said. “It was clearly where he started bleeding at.”
In addition to the arm wound, the man, who Dossett would not name, also had a head injury and smaller stab wounds in his back. Dossett says Booth did not appear to be injured.
Booth has been charged with first-degree and second-degree domestic assault, and tampering with evidence. She was arraigned in Ketchikan District Court Thursday.