A Shokan woman has been jailed on felony assault charges, after an incident in which police say she stabbed a family member in the back with a kitchen knife.
Around 11:30 p.m. on the night of Friday, March 21, Ulster County police got a call from Kingston Hospital that the hospital was treating a stabbing victim. Upon investigation, police found that a domestic dispute had occurred at 3382 Route 28 in Shokan, in the town of Olive. During the dispute, 42-year-old Michaeline Zager stabbed a family member in the back with a kitchen knife, police said in a news release.
The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Kingston Hospital in a private vehicle and did not have life-threatening injuries, police said.
Ulster County sheriff's deputies arrested Zager at the house on 3382 Route 28 without incident. She is charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.
Zager was arraigned in Olive town court before Justice Timothy Cox and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. She is due to appear in Olive town court at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26.