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Carrie Marie Williams

Carrie Marie Williams

A Missoula woman was released on her own recognizance Thursday in Missoula County Justice Court after allegedly cutting her boyfriend’s hand and then stabbing him in the shoulder.

Carrie Marie Williams, 47, was charged with a felony count of assault with a weapon and misdemeanor partner or family member assault after she allegedly pulled a knife on her boyfriend of four years in the Southgate Mall parking lot, according to the affidavit.

After Williams allegedly threatened to hurt herself with a short, fixed-blade knife, the boyfriend told police he grabbed her wrist to intervene, according to the affidavit. Williams allegedly cut his hand and then stabbed him in the shoulder before he was able to exit the car and call the police.

Although Deputy County Attorney Selene Koepke requested Willams’ bond be set at $10,000, Justice of the Peace Marie Andersen released Williams from custody after public defense attorney Ted Fellman said Williams’ boyfriend has been convicted of three partner or family member assault charges, all against Williams, and is currently on probation with a court order not to contact her.

“This very much seems he was doing everything he could to land her in jail,” Fellman said.

By Andersen's order, Williams is not to drink alcohol or leave Missoula County as conditions of her release.

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