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Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend with comb gets probation

May 21, 2013|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — A woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend in the back with a plastic rattail comb pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to reckless endangerment and received a suspended four-year sentence.

Saundra Hewlett, 49, of 211 W. Franklin St., was charged by Hagerstown police with stabbing Wayne Duvall at their home during an argument on Oct. 18, 2012,  Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Wilson told Circuit Court Judge John H. McDowell.

The couple was arguing when Duvall pushed her and she responded by stabbing him with the comb, Wilson told the court. The handle of the comb penetrated about 3 inches into his back before striking a vertebrae, he said.

Hewlett turned herself in to police, Assistant Public Defender Carl Creeden told the court.

“He was very clear he did not want anything significant to happen to her,” Wilson told McDowell, referring to Duvall. The couple is still together, although Duvall opted not to be present in court, Wilson told McDowell.

“This doesn’t sound like a very calm relationship,” McDowell told Hewlett.

“We’re engaged to be married,” Hewlett told McDowell. “We’ve been together 20 years.”

As part of the plea agreement, charges of first- and second-degree assault were dismissed. McDowell placed Hewlett on probation for 18 months.

Hewlett was given two days’ credit for time she spent in jail before posting bond last year.

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