Woman arrested for alleged stabbing

Published 10:48 am Thursday, July 18, 2013

An Albert Lea woman was arrested Wednesday for reportedly hitting her boyfriend in the head with a hammer and then stabbing him in the chest and back with a screwdriver, according to Albert Lea police.

Samantha Leah Freeman was taken into custody after the incident at 1208 St. Joseph Ave. at about 6:21 p.m. The victim, identified as Brian Dowdell, was transported to the hospital by a private vehicle.

Reports stated Dowdell and Freeman had been drinking earlier in the day and then began to argue, when Freeman allegedly attacked Dowdell.

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