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Waukesha woman charged with felony after allegedly throwing scissors at fiancé

A 52-year-old Waukesha woman was charged with two misdemeanors and felony substantial battery after allegedly throwing a pair of scissors at her fiancé on Feb. 10, cutting his arm.

The woman, who will not be identified to protect the alleged victim, was charged on Feb. 11 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with disorderly conduct, negligent handling of a weapon and substantial battery.

According to the criminal complaint:

The incident took place around 1:30 a.m. in an apartment on S. West Avenue in the City of Waukesha. The woman’s fiancé said the couple, who had been living together for five months, got into an argument.

She was calling him names and he allegedly slapped her in the face. The woman then allegedly threw a pair of scissors at him, which cut his forearm and required three stitches at the hospital.

The wound was, “bleeding significantly,” the complaint reads.


The woman allegedly admitted to police she threw the scissors, saying she was going to cut herself with them, but decided against doing so.

The woman’s fiancé said that originally the woman would not drive him to the hospital, but she acquiesced.

They decided to drive to Aurora Summit Hospital for treatment because Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Waukesha Police had not treated them well during previous visits.

If convicted of all charges, the woman could face more than four years in prison, $20,000 in fines, or both.

Her next expected court date is Feb. 18.

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