|A woman has been charged after allegedly stabbing a man in the back in Harrisville.
On Oct. 26, deputies with the Ritchie County Sheriffâs Department responded to a call to assist on State Street in Harrisville, according to a criminal complaint.
While deputies were en route, they were advised that a man âhad a puncture wound to the back of the neckâ and that he âhad been stabbed,â deputies said.
Deputies arrived on scene and were able to locate Rilee Elliott, 19, of Cairo, and âobserved fresh blood on her flannel button-up shirtâ before detaining her, according to the complaint.
A witness then stated that Elliott was at a residence with the victim, and that the witness âheard the victim shout that âshe stabbed me in the backâ,â before the witness went into the bedroom and saw the victim on the bed with Elliott, deputies said.
When deputies entered the bedroom, they âobserved a fresh brownish, reddish substance resembling bloodâ on a pillow, the comforter and the wall, according to the complaint. A knife was found underneath the pillow, deputies said.
Elliott has been charged with malicious assault. She is being held in North Central Regional Jail on a $50,000 bond.