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Woman charged after stabbing

Published 12:00am Sunday, January 1, 2012

PROCTORVILLE — A Proctorville woman is behind bars, her husband hospitalized following an incident Thursday night.

Kristen McMillian, 35, of 1751 State Route 775, was charged with one count of felonious assault; Jack McMillian, of the same address, was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., with a wound to the upper right side of his abdomen.

Deputy Randy Rogers and Proctorville Police Sgt. Michael Vaden and Officer Randy Thompson were called to a residence on Private Drive 1755, off State Route 775, in regards to a stabbing. People at the residence told authorities Jack McMillian had come to their residence bleeding from a chest wound.

“She (the occupant at the residence) advised that he (McMillian) at first advised that he had been stabbed. She and her husband then advised that he (McMillian) told them he fell. They advised that he then advised that he told them that his wife had stabbed him but she did not mean to,” Rogers said in his report. McMillian reportedly confirmed his wife had stabbed him when speaking to authorities.

Rogers said at least one child, a seven-year-old girl and possibly a 12-year-old boy, was at the home at the time of the alleged stabbing. The boy spoke to authorities about the incident; the little girl, Rogers said, was unable to do so.

“…she appeared to be terrified so no information other than her name was collected,” Rogers said in his report.

Rogers said at first Kristen McMillian told authorities she thought her husband “must have fallen on a knife while eating cereal on the couch.” She later reportedly admitted to stabbing her husband during an argument. A large knife was found in the house and collected as evidence.

Kristen McMillian was taken to the Lawrence County Jail. She was arraigned Friday in Lawrence County Municipal Court. Judge Donald Capper set bond at $….and appointed attorney J.T. Holt to represent her.

Jack McMillian was listed in good condition at the hospital as of Friday afternoon.


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