Westminster man, 46, charged in stabbing of his girlfriend, 31

January 20, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 46-year-old Westminster man has been arrested on charges of stabbing his girlfriend in the leg with a folding knife, police said.

Carl Wayne Pruitt of the 100 block of S. Center St. was charged with first- and second-degree assault in the attack on Wilda Katherine Atwell, 31, of the same address at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

She was treated at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster for a three-inch cut on the back of her left thigh, police said.

Police said the woman reported that her boyfriend had been arguing with her at their residence.

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