Knife, Frying Pan Weapons In Domestic Disturbance

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Payson Police broke up a domestic disturbance that had turned violent Monday night.

Officers responded to an apartment in the 300 block of West Bonita where Jeanette Herring, 39, had allegedly been stabbed in the head with a knife, Payson Police Lt. Don Engler said.

Herring's partner, David Hatfield, 40, also suffered a head injury when he was allegedly struck in the head with a frying pan.

"Hatfield had a substantial laceration to his forehead and (Herring) had a stab wound to her facial area," Engler said. "We had conflicting stories as to who began the violence first, and both participated in it."

Herring and Hatfield were taken to Payson Regional Medical Center, where both were treated and released.

According to Engler, Herring had a warrant for a previous domestic violence offense.

"Both were charged with aggravated assault/domestic violence," Engler said. "They were booked into the Gila County jail."

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