A Maricopa woman is accused of stabbing her husband with a kitchen knife in front of their two children in the Meadows last weekend.
The Maricopa Police Department arrested Leslee Martin, 40, at a residence on Belle Avenue July 28. She faces charges of aggravated assault, two counts of endangerment and two counts of disorderly conduct.
The incident reportedly began as a verbal argument between Martin and her husband at approximately 8:26 p.m.
“(The husband) was talking to a subject through text messages who his wife was planning on moving in with,” an MPD report alleged.
The subject later blocked Martin’s cell phone contact. The report alleges Martin became angry and began yelling at her husband. Martin’s husband then attempted to leave the home with the children.
As he exited the front door, the report states Martin’s husband set the children down next to him.
“(Martin) came running at (the victim) with a kitchen knife in her right hand and stabbed (the victim) in the left shoulder while slamming the door shut,” according to the report.
Martin’s husband was left with a three-quarters of an inch-wide stab wound to his shoulder. The report states he and the children then ran across the street.
Martin was arrested and transported to the Pinal County Jail, where she remains on a $10,000 secured bond. She’ll be in court Aug. 7 for a bond hearing.
In 2011, Martin pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge in Maricopa County Superior Court.