Woman faces charges in stabbing

Jelicia Rowe, photo courtesy Newport News Police.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A 22-year-old woman was arrested after officers say she stabbed a man during an argument Friday evening.

Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department told WAVY.com officers were dispatched to the 7400 block of River Road around 6:30 p.m. for a report of a domestic assault. There, the 21-year-old victim told police he was cut by a large kitchen knife and said he was stabbed by the suspect he had recently been living with

Police say the suspect, Jelicia Rowe of Newport News, went into the kitchen during a heated argument, grabbed a butcher knife and stabbed the victim in the left hand. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Rowe was charged with malicious wounding.


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