The Ottumwa Courier

November 7, 2013

Woman charged with stabbing

Courier staff writer

---- — OTTUMWA --- Police have confirmed a stabbing.

Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Ottumwa Police Department received a 911 call about a disturbance at 101 South Market Street. Upon arrival, officers determined that a subject had been assaulted and stabbed with a knife.

Police have identified the victim as Kaz Christopher Long, age 28, of 101 South Market Street Apt. 503. Long was transported to Ottumwa Regional Hospital. A neighbor said Long is an attorney with Iowa Public Defender's Office.

A press release from the OPD reports that as the result of an investigation, Ashley Nicole Weir, 28, also of 101 South Market Street Apt. 503, was charged with Aggravated Domestic Abuse and Willful Injury (Class C Felony). Weir is currently being held in the Wapello County Jail on $10,000 bond.

On Thursday morning, the neighbor told the Courier that the stabbing occurred the previous night.

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