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Woman Accused Of Stabbing Victim With Knife In Dutchess Domestic Dispute

West Road in the Town of Pleasant Valley.
West Road in the Town of Pleasant Valley. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A 24-year-old woman is behind bars after allegedly brandishing a knife and stabbing her victim during an early morning domestic dispute, state police said.

New York State Police troopers from the Poughkeepsie barracks were dispatched at approximately 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22 to a West Road home in Pleasant Valley to investigate a reported domestic incident.

According to police, the investigation determined that Dutchess County resident Mikala Riggleman of Pleasant Valley was involved in a physical domestic dispute, stabbing her victim in the process. Her victim sustained injuries that were described as non-life-threatening.

Riggleman was arrested and charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. She was arraigned in the town of Pleasant Valley Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear back in court on Tuesday, May 28.

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