NEW ALBANY — A woman is in jail after police found her husband bleeding from a stab wound in his chest in New Albany on Friday.
When police responded to the 200 block of Graybrook Lane around 11:30 a.m., they found the man sitting against a tree holding a T-shirt against his chest, according to the police report. The T-shirt was soaked in blood.
The man told police he had gone to pick up doughnuts for his wife, 37-year-old Michelle Nelson, New Albany, but the store didn’t have the type of doughnut she normally gets. When he returned home without doughnuts, Nelson reportedly “got upset at him for not know[ing] what else she liked after being together for several years.”
The man told police the argument escalated and he tried to leave the home. Nelson allegedly blocked the door and the man pushed her out of the way. That’s when Nelson reportedly lunged at her husband while holding a grill fork. The fork punctured the man’s chest.
The man told police he pulled the fork out of his chest and left the home. Nelson allegedly followed him out the door and continued yelling at him. A neighbor later told police they hear arguing and saw Nelson chasing her husband down the street. The neighbor said blood was running down the man’s chest. The neighbor also noted that the couple had been fighting about every day recently.
The man was taken to Floyd Memorial Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to the report. Police told the man that he may face a battery charge and that the couple’s child was taken into custody by the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Nelson is preliminarily charged with aggravated battery. She was booked into the Floyd County jail on a $75,000 cash-surety bond.