Crimetracker: Woman arrested, accused of stabbing husband

By: Hunter Nark Email
By: Hunter Nark Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- One person is in jail, another in the hospital after a stabbing in West Knoxville.

Police were called to Parkwest Hospital around 4:00 p.m. Thursday after a 55-year-old man was stabbed. He told officers his wife stabbed him inside their room at the Extended Stay Motel on North Peters Road.

Police Found Barbara Smith, 49, still in that room. She told them it started as an argument over prescription medication and escalated into a physical altercation.

She was arrested on Aggravated Assault charges.

The victim was taken to surgery. His condition is not known.

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