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Winfield woman charged after boyfriend stabbed
Winfield  woman charged after boyfriend stabbed
  • Doctor calls police


Brittany Pennington

Article contributed by The Journal Record

Staff Writer
WINFIELD - A Winfield woman was charged with first-degree domestic assault after police believe she stabbed her boyfriend in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 8.  
Winfield Police Chief Brett Burleson said his department received a call from the on-duty emergency room doctor at the Northwest Alabama Medical Center in Winfield at around 1 a.m., on Tuesday after a male victim showed up with a stab wound.  
“The doctor stated that the wounds were not consistent with the story that the victim was telling,” Burleson said. “Our officers went in and spoke with the victim and came to same conclusion.”
Burleson said Winfield PD lead investigator Lt. Rusty Hulsey was dispatched to the emergency room where he spoke with the victim, the suspect, and a third person who drove them to the emergency room.
“Initially, the victim stated that he was doing some work on his truck and had somehow placed a knife  in the back of his truck and had fallen on it,” Burleson said.
Hulsey questioned the female suspect, Brittany Pennington, 31, and arrested her after she admitted to stabbing the victim, Howard Jeffery Davis, Carbon Hill.
“Her story was all over the place,” Burleson said. “At first she said she didn’t stab him and then she said she did, and now she is refusing to speak with us.” 
Burleson said the stabbing took place at the suspect’s house at 1784 Court Road in Winfield.
Burleson said Davis suffered one non-life threatening stab wound to the back with a four-inch kitchen knife.
A spokesperson with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department said Pennington is being held in the Marion County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
Burleson said he wanted to thank Hulsey and the three on-duty officers at the time who worked the case.
“The guys did a great job of working the case to quickly resolve it,” Burleson said.
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