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An Albany woman stabbed her boyfriend in the back on Friday night because she was furious at him for spending their money on drugs and other items — and she says for smoking methamphetamine in their apartment in front of her — according to court documents.

Alice Denise Round, 49, was charged with second-degree assault on Monday afternoon in Linn County Circuit Court.

Judge Carroll Tichenor set Round’s bail at $50,000, the minimum required for such an offense.

The victim in the case was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Authorities were notified of the incident at about 6:15 p.m. on Friday, when an officer was dispatched to the 2200 block of the Santiam Highway southeast for a suspicious circumstance.

A male was acting strangely and saying that he had been stabbed in the back, according to a probable cause affidavit in the case.

The stabbing occurred in the couple’s apartment in the 400 block of Geary Street S.E. They had been cohabitating for about one month.

Round told officers that after the victim began smoking meth in the living room, she “freaked out,” hitting him at least 10 times on the head and also smashing his cellular phone, the PC affidavit states.

She added that they were fighting for at least 15 minutes before the victim tried to leave. As he was walking past Round, she grabbed a knife out of a sheath on his belt and stabbed him one time, according to the PC affidavit.

“She said the knife cut through his orange coat, but she did not think it hurt him,” wrote the investigating officer.

The victim ran out of the apartment complex and then walked south down Geary Street.

Arnold Poole was appointed as Round’s defense counsel. Her next court hearing was scheduled for May 21.

Second-degree assault is a Measure 11 crime that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of nearly six years in prison.

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Kyle Odegard can be reached at, 541-812-6077 or via Twitter @KyleOdegard.


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