Jefferson woman arrested after stabbing sister with ice pick

Shon Renae Blake, 55, of Jefferson was arrested Saturday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and first-offense domestic abuse assault.

JEFFERSON, Iowa — A Jefferson woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly stabbing her sister in the head with an ice pick in the course of a domestic dispute.

Shon Renae Blake, 55, of 405 N. Locust St., Jefferson, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and first-offense domestic abuse assault.

The incident began about 2 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of N. Locust Street in Jefferson, where officers of the Jefferson Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.

The arriving officers saw a female “in the front yard of the home, holding down another female,” according to court records. The officers separated the disputants and learned that they were sisters.

The victim “was bleeding from a small cut on her head,” and she told the officers that Bake “had attacked her with an ice pick,” according to court records.

An investigation determined that Blake first “became upset” with her daughter “for using a laptop computer to be on Facebook,” and she told her daughter that “she believed ‘the devil’ was on Facebook and no one should use it,” according to court records.

Blake’s daughter then called the victim and requested the victim’s assistance in helping the daughter and her children leave Blake’s residence. The victim responded and when Blake saw the victim, she “ran at her screaming” and allegedly “caught her in the front yard and tackled her to the ground,” according to court records.

Blake allegedly “had an ‘ice pick’ in her hand and raised it up while she was on top of” the victim, and Blake “pushed it down toward” the victim, who was able to catch Blake’s “hand and stop her from being stabbed with the ice pick,” according to court records.

Blake told officers that “the fight in the residence was due to an argument over a lap top computer,” and she confirmed that “the devil was on Facebook.” Blake told the officers that she felt “justified in chasing” the victim “with the ice pick due to not wanting her on the property.”

The officers located “an 8-inch-long wood/metal ice pick in the snow,” and the item was placed into evidence.

Blake was held in the Greene County Jail prior to her release on her own recognizance. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 17 in Greene County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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