1200 Block of Almira Street
Douglas County prosecutors said a 26-year-old woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend Tuesday night in east Lawrence had a significant past criminal history, including a pending drug possession case and several misdemeanor theft convictions in Lawrence, Manhattan and Salina.
Prosecutors charged Misty Durae Crook, who had a Gardner address listed in jail records but said she lived in Lawrence, with aggravated battery, aggravated intimidation of a victim and criminal restraint Wednesday afternoon.
Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman, said officers arrested Crook Wednesday morning after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend during an altercation in the 1200 block of Almira Avenue in east Lawrence.
Sarna said officers were called about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s emergency room where a 25-year-old Lawrence man was taken by a private vehicle. The man told police his girlfriend stabbed him. According to court records, Crook is accused of using a knife and intimidating her boyfriend not to tell police about it.
Sarna said the man suffered injuries to his torso and elbow, but they were not believed to be life-threatening.
Crook denied the new charges Wednesday and said she was working on getting her pending drug case dismissed. Legal intern Samantha Clark, of the district attorney’s office, said prosecutors believed the incident might have arisen out of alcohol or drug use.
“I know (the judge is) not asking if I’m guilty or not, but I’m not,” Crook said while appearing via video from the jail.
James George, the county’s pro-tem judge, set Crook’s bond at $7,500 cash or surety and ordered her to have no further contact with the victim. She is next due to court Monday.