Sheriff's office: Lufkin woman 'went off' on common-law husband, stabbed him

Sheriff's office: Lufkin woman 'went off' on common-law husband, stabbed him

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested 21-year-old Lufkin woman after she "went off" on her common-law husband and stabbed him in the shoulder with a steak knife after they had been arguing all day.

Amber Nicole Fipps was booked into the Angelina County Jail Saturday on felony assault with a deadly weapon charge, a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge, and a misdemeanor driving when unlicensed charge. She was released from the jail later that day after she posted a collective bail amount of $8,500.

According to Capt. Alton Lenderman with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, Fipps and her common-law husband were at a friend's house when she got into an argument with another woman, and the couple went home.

After the man went to bed, Fipps woke him up, and then allegedly stabbed him in the right shoulder, causing a wound that was about three inches long.

The man told the ACSO deputies that Fipps had been drinking, and they had been arguing before she "went off" on him and stabbed him, the affidavit stated.

Lenderman said deputies executed a search warrant on the home and found the steak knife that was believed to have been used in the assault. The knife had the word "tomato" engraved on its blade.

Even though the victim didn't want to press charges against Fipps, the ACSO deputies decided to pursue charges because it was a family violence issue, Lenderman said.

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