An Eagan woman upset over photos she found on her boyfriend's external computer drive stabbed the man eight times in the hand and arms with a fillet knife, according to Eagan police.
Angela Marie Stevens, 22, faces one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, one felony count of third-degree assault and one felony count of terrorist threats, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Dakota County Attorney's Office. If convicted of the second-degree assault charge, Stevens could face a maximum of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine.
Police were initially dispatched on the evening of Aug. 22 to Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, where the victim was being treated for several cut wounds.
A treating nurse told police that the victim had arrived with the defendent earlier this evening, and initially told hospital staff that a fillet knife had somehow caught and cut him. But when Stevens left the room, the victim allegedly told the nurse that Stevens had stabbed him during an argument.
Police learned the victim had been dating Stevens for nearly two years, and that she had allegedly pushed and punched him on numerous occasions in the past. Officers also noted eight separate cuts on the victim's body, including wounds on his left forearm, biceps, right hand and a deep slice to his wrist.
The victim told police that Stevens came home to a residence on Trailway Drive in Eagan after 4 p.m. and allegedly became upset after finding photographs on an external hard drive. After striking the victim roughly 20 times in the head and upper body, police say Stevens found a fillet knife in the kitchen and attacked the victim. The victim later told police that while the defendant was stabbing him, Stevens repeatedly said she was going to kill him. The victim also told police it felt like he was "fending for my life" during the alleged assault.
Officers questioned Stevens, who allegedly said she came home from work and found the victim with wounds on his arm, and had received them while cleaning fish.
The defendant denied cleaning fish, and when police spoke to Stevens a second time, police say she told them she found photos on a flash drive, then whispered "he cheated on me" to an officer. Police say Stevens then admitted to pushing the victim, but said he fell and cut himself on the counter. When asked about the other wounds, Stevens allegedly told officers that she picked up a scissors and the victim cut himself when trying to take them from her.
During the questioning, police say the defendant began crying and breathing heavily. Police arrested Stevens following the questioning. Stevens is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 10.
Correction: The above article has been changed to correct an inaccuracy. The incident took place at a residence along Trailway Drive in Eagan.