According to police, a McKinney police officer was arrested and is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing his wife in the stomach early Thursday morning.
The police arrived at the home of officer Audrey Palmer shortly after midnight. His wife, Tut, answered the door and appeared to be in pain, had blood on her shirt and was walking “in a hunched over manner,” police said. She told a responding officer that her 4-year-old child was asleep in his room when the incident happened, reported Dallas News.
Mrs. Palmer told the officers they had a date night that evening.
At one point in the evening, he received a text message from an unfamiliar number, so she called the number back. A woman answered “Hey, babe” and then hung up when asked who is calling her husband “babe”.
She and her husband then got into an argument over his possible girl friend, and she picked up a steak knife in the kitchen “out of anger”. The two then started to fight, and Palmer attempted to pin her down, according to police.
Mrs. Palmer was then stabbed with the knife and Audrey got up and left the room. She tried to call for help, But her phone was broken, so she used a computer to ask a relative to call the police.
Palmer came back and started to clean up the blood, but chose to drive away with the knife when he realized his wife was trying to get medical help after being stabbed.
She was hospitalized but had no injuries considered life-threatening.
Not long after the incident, Sergeant Palmer, a 21-year veteran of the department, was arrested.
He faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon . He was released from the Collin County Jail after posting $50,000 bond Thursday, according to WFAA8.
Palmer has been placed on administrative leave while criminal and internal investigations are conducted.
As expected, the police department says they will do thorough investigation on their 21 year veteran sergeant.
“There is still a lengthy investigation ahead to determine detailed circumstances of the incident,” Sgt. Ana Shelley, a police spokeswoman, said in a written statement. “This investigation is ongoing and will be handled thoroughly by our department.”
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)