Woman accused of chasing husband with butcher knife

Posted 12/31/69

A 50-year-old Port Townsend woman has been charged with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon after she allegedly chased her husband with a butcher knife.

Amber Jean Mallory was arrested just …

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Woman accused of chasing husband with butcher knife

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A 50-year-old Port Townsend woman has been charged with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon after she allegedly chased her husband with a butcher knife.

Amber Jean Mallory was arrested just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 29 at her Cape George home.

Mallory’s husband called 911 just before 1 a.m. and said he had locked himself in a bedroom with his 4-year-old son after his wife started making threats and came at him with a knife.

She had been upset, he said, because she thought he was “still carrying on with another woman,” according to a probable cause report.

The man said his wife’s behavior was “a normal occurrence where Mallory arms herself with a knife and acts in a menacing manner.”

The man also said he didn’t feel threatened but became concerned when he was locked in the bedroom because he could hear his wife asking her sister on the phone to “bring a gun over so he could be shot.”

Mallory was evasive when questioned by officers about the knife, but eventually said she had been carrying it in her waistband, according to court documents. She also allegedly told an officer she had a right to protect herself and her property.

Another officer saw a butcher knife in her vehicle.

Mallory was initially jailed with prosecutors asking bail be set at $10,000. She was released on her personal recognizance after her first appearance in Jefferson County Superior Court on June 29.

Mallory was arraigned Friday and entered a pleading of not guilty.

Prosecutors had earlier expected to also charge Mallory with harassment/threat to kill with a deadly weapon, but instead decided to file only a count of second-degree assault.

Her trial on the felony charge is scheduled to start Sept. 26.

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