CLEARFIELD – A Mahaffey woman has been accused of trying to stab her husband and assaulting a state trooper.
Amy B. Grad, 39, has been charged by Punxsutawney-based Trooper Seth Rupp with two felony counts of aggravated assault and two misdemeanor counts of simple assault.
She has also been charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and criminal mischief, plus three summaries.
Grad waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court at the Clearfield County Jail. Her bail was reduced from $100,000 to $50,000 monetary.
The charges stem from a domestic altercation that occurred at approximately 7:38 a.m. June 1 at Grad’s Mahaffey residence, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
State police were contacted by Grad’s husband who said she was trying to stab him. The call was disconnected, but he called back saying he was outside and had taken the knife from his wife.
During an interview with a trooper on-scene, Grad’s husband said the couple had argued about general marital things the previous evening.
He said that their argument resumed at approximately 7:20 a.m., when she came into the bedroom doing a “seductive Cleopatra type dance.”
She reportedly said, “Come on baby, it’s going to be alright.” She was also “hissing” at him, he told the trooper.
When he asked his wife to leave the room, she refused. Then, he said she blocked the doorway to prevent him from leaving.
Grad grabbed a kitchen knife that was on top of a bookshelf and allegedly tried to stab him in his left, abdominal area. He said she attempted to stab him again, but he was able to grab her arms and raise them above his head.
He said that this caused the knife to go into the wall and break. While he attempted to restrain his wife, she allegedly bit him in the upper chest area; this caused a slight injury.
Grad’s husband said he was finally able to get away from her and he went outside where he sat in his vehicle to await the arrival of state police.
As part of his investigation, Rupp interviewed patrol trooper, Dana Mosier, about further incident with Grad when she was being taken into custody.
Mosier said Grad had to be taken to the ground and was “constantly screaming and acting in a violent, tumultuous manner.”
When troopers attempted to handcuff Grad, Mosier said she actively resisted by trying to pull her hands away and placing them under her body.
Grad was eventually handcuffed and placed inside the patrol unit. At this time, it was discovered that she was still in possession of keys to the family vehicle.
When Mosier tried to retrieve the keys, Grad allegedly bit her right hand. It caused her pain, redness, swelling and bruising.
During course of the investigation, Rupp said it was determined that Grad would be taken to the DuBois Penn Highlands Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Rupp said during her transport, Grad continuously spit throughout the backseat, and the patrol unit had to be taken out of service for professional cleaning.