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Dover Post
  • Dover woman, identified as Carla Heath, jailed after stabbing incident

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  • A Dover woman, identified as Carla Heath, 48, has been jailed after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend.
    The incident took place at 7:48 a.m. on Aug. 2, at a home in the first block of North Governors Avenue, said Dover Police Department spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.
    Police called to the scene found the boyfriend, whose name was not released, bleeding from an injury to his hand, Hoffman said. The man said Heath had stabbed him during a verbal disagreement and that she had hit him in the face beforehand and took his cell phone in an effort to keep him from calling for help.
    The man was treated for his injury at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, and later released.
    Heath was arrested at the scene of the incident, with police discovering she was in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke crack cocaine.
    Heath was charged with second-degree assault, theft with value less than $1,500, possession of drug paraphernalia, malicious interference with emergency communications and offensive touching.
    Heath was incarcerated at the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution, New Castle, after failing to pay a $22,000 secured bond.

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