Sherburn woman faces assault charge

FAIRMONT — A Sherburn woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Kimberly Kay Ewert has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On May 18, Sherburn police officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of South Main Street in Sherburn. The caller indicated a woman had used a knife to cut the caller’s arm.

An officer arrived on scene and was met at the front door by a male individual. The officer observed the man was bleeding in multiple locations. The man, who is deaf, relayed information to the officer by writing.

The man indicated his girlfriend, Ewert, was mad at him over a domestic issue, then retrieved the knife and cut his arm. He said she also scratched him in multiple areas, causing him to bleed.

The officer observed a small laceration on the man’s upper right arm that had been caused by the knife. There was blood coming from the man’s right elbow, left forearm and shoulder blade.

The officer then began communicating with Ewert, who is also deaf, by writing. Ewert admitted to cutting the man with the knife and to scratching him.

When asked if she was scared of the man, Ewert did not provide a clear answer. The officer observed that Ewert did not act as though she was afraid of the man. She indicated the man had grabbed her by the arm but could not point out exactly where, and the officer observed no marks on her arm.

Ewert showed the officer the knife she had used to cut the man, and the officer also observed that Ewert and the man had been consuming a significant amount of alcohol throughout the evening.

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