GLOVERSVILLE - A 47-year-old city woman has been arrested on an assault charge after she stabbed a man with a knife Friday afternoon, although neither she nor the victim alerted police about the incident, Sgt. Chester Enders said on Saturday.
Tracy L. Wells, 47, of 22 E. State St., was arrested by city police Friday and charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony.
Police said it was reported that blood was observed on the porch at 22 E. State St., apartment 5, and when officers arrived they found the blood had been recently spilled there.
Authorities said they made contact with the occupants of the apartment, which included Wells and the victim, Randy Smith, 48, who lives at the same address.
The investigation revealed that a domestic incident between the two occurred around 3:30 p.m., and during that altercation Wells used a steak knife to stab Smith in the abdomen once, according to police.
Sgt. Enders said neither of the two parties involved alerted police about the incident and it was called in by a another party nearly two hours after it occurred.
"He didn't even report it," Enders said. "Someone else saw the blood on the porch and they called us."
He said the motive of the stabbing remains unclear, but the two are in a relationship and have a history of domestic disturbances in the past.
"They had an argument and it just got out of hand," Enders said.
Police said Smith had initially declined medical treatment; however, when he realized the bleeding hadn't stopped, he was transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital and later released.
Wells was arraigned before City Court Judge Traci DiMezza and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.
Levi Pascher covers Gloversville news. He can be reach by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.