CASPER, Wyo. — Authorities charged an 18-year-old Casper woman Friday for allegedly stabbing her cousin in the back with a pair of pliers, according to a police report.
Debra Yvett Clem pleaded not guilty to reckless endangerment Monday at her initial hearing in Natrona County Circuit Court. Reckless endangerment is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
The victim, a male whose age was not available, suffered superficial puncture wounds to his back and shoulder, according to the report. He declined to be taken to a hospital.
The victim’s mother called police at about 2:30 p.m. to report the alleged assault. The victim reported to officers he had gone to his uncle’s house on East 23rd Street and had been riding his bike in front of the home for about an hour before Clem approached him.
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Clem reportedly told the victim he wasn’t welcome at the house and he needed to leave. When the victim refused to leave, Clem went into the house and returned with a pair of needle-nose pliers. She allegedly threw the pliers at the victim, striking the victim in the back, the report states. She then retrieved the pliers and stabbed the victim multiple times.
The victim fled on his bike.
When interviewed by police, Clem admitted to throwing the pliers at her cousin and stabbing him with them.