Woman charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing man in neck

photo by: Shawnee County Adult Detention Center

Dayzunique Belaire

A woman was formally charged Monday in Douglas County District Court with attempted murder after an incident over the weekend in which she is alleged to have stabbed a man in the neck while the two were in a car together.

The woman, Dayzunique Ala Nicole Belaire, 24, was charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder and one count of criminal carrying of a dangerous weapon, according to charging documents.

Belaire’s home address was originally listed in the Douglas County Jail booking log as a Lawrence residence, but the log has been modified to indicate that her permanent residence is in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Belaire appeared in court on Monday via Zoom from the Douglas County Jail. Judge Blake Glover upheld a $200,000 bond that had been set after her arrest Saturday, and he appointed attorney Branden Smith to represent her. Glover said that the attempted murder charge was a level-three felony and that Belaire could face up to 247 months, or more than 20 years, in prison if convicted.

As previously reported by the Journal-World, Belaire was arrested Saturday morning after deputies were called about 7:15 a.m. to a reported stabbing at U.S. Highway 40 and East 50 Road. She was allegedly involved in an altercation with another passenger in a vehicle that was traveling in the area of Big Springs west of Lawrence, according to information from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The stabbing resulted in a 24-year-old man being taken to a Topeka hospital for treatment.

Belaire is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

Belaire is also currently facing misdemeanor drug and DUI charges in Shawnee County, according to court records.


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