Harrah Police: Woman May Have Used Ice Pick To Stab Husband


Saturday, November 12th 2011, 7:55 pm
By: News 9


Chris McKinnon, News 9

HARRAH, Oklahoma -- Police took two people into custody Saturday after a woman stabbed her common-law husband.

Officials said the stabbing victim, Justin Miller, may have started the whole thing after putting out his cigarette on his wife, Riki Ivey's forehead, something he denied doing to News 9.

Neighbor Blaine Baker said police have been to Ivey and her common-law husband Justin Miller's house a dozen times since May.

"They're just not good for our community at all. They're the worst ones around on this block. I can Guarantee," said Baker. "Numerous occasions they get into arguments outside, speeding off. They're just, they're just worthless people."

Police said the couple has a history of domestic violence, but Saturday's incident was the worst one they've responded to.

"Approximately 12:20 this morning, Harrah Police Department received a call regarding a violent domestic [incident] at this location and an individual having been stabbed," explained Officer Phil Stewart of the Harrah Police Department.

Police said Ivey stabbed Miller at least four times in the upper and lower extremities, but the wounds he suffered were not life-threatening. Miller suffered from circular-looking stab wounds and officers were not initially sure what Ivey used to stab him.

"We believe it's a cutting instrument. We don't know yet if it's going to be an ice pick or a knife," Stewart said.

There were also three young children inside the home when that stabbing occurred, according to police. They have since been released to the care of a grandparent.

Neighbors said they hope the incident early Saturday morning is the last time police have to come out to their neighborhood.

As of Saturday night, Miller was not in jail. Police said he was taken into custody before being transported to the hospital. He was released and no charges have been filed against Miller yet.

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