Byron, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Byron suspected of slashing a woman with a knife was brought into custody over the weekend. 

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Olmsted County Sheriff’s Captain Tim Parkin said deputies were dispatched to a domestic assault call in the 100 block of 8th St. Northeast in Byron around 6 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival deputies encountered a 50-year-old woman with a laceration across her right arm. 

The woman told deputies she and 51-year-old Lee Stellmaker had been in an argument that ended when he slashed her with a knife, Parkin said. Deputies then went inside of the home to speak with Stellmaker. 

Stellmaker. Olmsted County ADC
Stellmaker. Olmsted County ADC
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Parkin said the deputies found blood on his hands and a knife suspected of being used in the slashing. Stellmaker invoked his right not to speak with law enforcement and was taken to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. 

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office photo
Olmsted County Sheriff's Office photo
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A preliminary breath test conducted at the jail indicated Stellmaker has a 0.28 blood alcohol concentration, Parkin said. Stellmaker was jailed on suspicion of second-degree assault and domestic assault. He’s awaiting arraignment in Olmsted County Court.  

Parkin said a Mayo Clinic Ambulance crew responded to the scene to evaluate the victim’s knife wound, which was described as a 2.5 inch laceration. It’s unknown if the wound required further medical attention than what was given at the scene.

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