Charges filed against Lima woman in stabbing incident



LIMA — A Lima woman has been formally charged in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred early Tuesday morning.

Stacy Bridgewater, 33, was arraigned Tuesday in Lima Municipal Court on a charge of felonious assault with a deadly weapon. She will make her initial appearance in Allen County Common Pleas Court during a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 8.

According to the Lima Police Department, Bridgewater stabbed Martin L. Bledsoe, 23, in his upper torso at a home in the 1200 block of South Sugar Street. Bledsoe was found in the 1100 block of Taft Street and was taken to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s in critical condition. His condition has since been been upgraded to stable.

Anyone with information on what led to the stabbing is asked to contact Detective Jesse Harrod at the Lima Police Department at 419- 221-5296.


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