Tahlequah Daily Press

February 19, 2014

Woman charged with knifing man in the back

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County prosecutors have filed felony charges against a Tahlequah woman accused of stabbing a man in the back with a knife last month.

Leanne Rose McKee, 26, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. McKee was recently released from the Cherokee County Detention Center on unrelated charges, and a warrant has been issued on the newest case, court records show.

McKee allegedly used a knife to stab Jacob Parsley in the back on Jan. 12.

Tahlequah Officer Brandon Vick’s arrest report says Parsley told officers he and McKee had been arguing for several days over income and other issues. McKee later took a knife and stabbed Parsley in the lower left side of his back, leaving a half-inch-long stab wound.

Parsley told officers he took the knife from McKee and threw it.

McKee allegedly went to another bedroom and awoke a man who was sleeping, telling that man she had “just stabbed Jacob.”That man later drove Parsley to a Tahlequah hospital, where Parsley received stitches.

Officers went to the site of the alleged stabbing and collected four knives that Parsley believed could have been used to stab him.

Parsley told officers he believes McKee had cleaned the scene of blood and the weapons while he was at the hospital.

Vick said he collected the four knives, and also took possession of a small bag of marijuana, a marijuana grinder, and a pipe that were in the home.

If convicted, McKee could face up to 10 years in prison.

Records show McKee has previously been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, manufacture of controlled dangerous substances, and possession of controlled substance.

jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com