Domestic ends in stabbing

EAST LIVERPOOL – A city man was seriously injured Sunday morning when stabbed repeatedly by a woman who told police he was assaulting her.

Christopher Charles, 25, 247 Grant St., was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for what detectives said were serious wounds to his face and torso, including a lung injury which they said bled profusely.

Detectives reported Monday a 24-year-old woman from Irondale said she stabbed Charles after stepping in between him and his girlfriend, Mallory Stowers, during a domestic dispute.

The Irondale woman, who police have not yet identified, said Charles began assaulting her, so she pulled out a knife she carries for protection and stabbed him multiple times in self-defense.

The woman also suffered a cut and another injury to her face at some point in the melee, police reported. She had a cut on her face that could have been caused when she drew back the knife, according to detectives, who said the cause of a mark near her lip is as yet undetermined.

Charles’ sister, Shayla Johnson, 18, of the same address, suffered a knife wound to her leg as she descended the stairs to see what was going on. The knife, a “Batman” design that has blades on either side of the handle, had been dropped on the steps by the Irondale woman, with one blade sticking into the wall, leaving the other blade sticking out toward the step.

Detectives said that, as Johnson came past the knife, her leg struck it and she was cut, which required treatment at East Liverpool City Hospital.

There have been no charges filed, and police said Charles was still hospitalized at last report. The incident remains under investigation.