Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Woman charged after allegedly stabbing girlfriend with screwdriver

by Rob Ireland

April 19, 2012

ELKHORN — A 23-year-old East Troy woman faces a felony charge after allegedly stabbing her live-in girlfriend in the head with a screwdriver.

Raquel Mayer, 2867 Edwards St., No. 7., has been charged with felony second-degree reckless endangerment involving a dangerous weapon.

The Walworth County District Attorney’s Office also filed misdemeanor charges of battery involving a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct with a domestic abuse assessment.

If convicted of all counts, Mayer faces up to 11 years imprisonment and $36,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On March 27, East Troy police officers responded to a home on Edwards Street for a domestic abuse incident, which resulted in an injury.

When police arrived, they spoke to a woman who was crying and bleeding from her head. Police observed blood on the woman’s hands and clothing, and she told officers her head was hurting.

The woman stated that Mayer attacked her with a screwdriver. The woman said she was stabbed once, on the left side of her head, near her temple.

On the left side of the woman’s head, police observed a puncture wound that was about a quater-inch long. The woman told police she was in a great deal of pain, and that she was feeling dizzy and light headed.

Police recovered a Phillips head screwdriver from the floor of the apartment.