Springfield police are investigating a stabbing and assault that was reported early Monday morning on South Greenmount Avenue.
Officers responded around midnight to the area of South Greenmount and Lexington Avenue in reference to a woman that had been injured during an assault, according to a Springfield police report.
When police arrived, they found the victim standing on the sidewalk in front of a house in the 300 block of South Greenmount Avenue.
“(The victim’s) face was covered in blood and (the officer) observed a large cut to her left upper arm,” the report says.
Medics responded to the scene and took her to Springfield Regional Medical Center for treatment with officers following to talk with the victim about what happened, the report says.
According to the report, while being treated the medical staff found that the victim had been stabbed three times – once in the back of the head, once in the base of the neck and once in the upper left arm.
The victim then told officers that her live-in boyfriend got upset when she wouldn’t give him money.
“(The victim) stated that she got her keys to leave the residence and (the suspect) fought to take her keys away,” the report says. “(The victim) stated during the incident, (the suspect) took a butcher knife and stabbed her in the back of the head and arm.”
After she was assaulted, the victim said the suspect took her keys, her 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe and left the house in an unknown direction, the report says.
When the victim returned home, officers asked to enter her house to collect additional evidence.
“Once inside, officers observed droplets of blood on the carpet and back of the recliner that sat by the front door. Officers also observed dried blood on the interior of the front entry door,” the report says. “Officers also observed a butcher knife with a mint green handled lying on the couch.”
It is unknown where the suspect is, and a warrant was requested for him for felonious assault and domestic violence.
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