Thursday, February 25, 2010

Algood Woman Charged In Domestic Abuse Case

A March 22nd court date has been set for an Algood woman, charged with stabbing her husband during a domestic dispute. Authorities say they were called to the home on Lane Road about 3:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday and arrived to find Richard Ballard coming out of the home with an obvious stab wound to his left shoulder. His wife, 34-year-old Miranda Kay Ballard, also came out of the home and was taken into custody. Police say the two had been in an argument that turned physical. Miranda Ballard claims that her husband had been choking her prior to the stabbing incident, but authorities determined that she was the primary aggressor and took warrants out on her. Mr. Ballard had to receive several stitches, but is expected to recover from the injuries, which were apparently inflicted by a kitchen knife.