By Lisa Pett
A Stevens Point woman is accused of breaking into a Union St. residence- not once but twice- and stabbing the occupant with a knife.
Amanda Zagrzebski, 36, will be charged with 2nd degree reckless injury, armed burglary, criminal damage and disorderly conduct, according to Assistant District Attorney David Knaapen.
Zagrzebski appeared before Judge Thomas Fluguar via video from the Portage County Jail.
She was arrested shortly after 4 AM on May 24, when Stevens Point police responded to a home on the 900 block of Union St. after a caller reported a stabbing.
Officers found the victim conscious and alert with a bloody towel wrapped around his forearm. The man told officers he had been stabbed and the suspect was still in the house.
SPPD officers entered the residence and found the suspect, later identified as Zagrzebski, seated on the couch in the living room. She informed police she was no longer armed and was taken into custody.
After securing the suspect, officers found knife damage to a bedroom door. Inside the bedroom, they found a kitchen knife on the bed along with bloody sheets.
A further search revealed a damaged back door with a broken window. After taking a statement from the victim, police were told that this was how Zagrzebski allegedly entered the residence.
According to the criminal complaint and witness statements, Zagrzebski also broke into the home on the previous night, when she threatened and yelled at the man. The victim decided not to report that incident but called police the following night when he was stabbed.
The victim stated he tried to get away from Zagrzebski by fleeing to the bedroom and locking the door, which Zagrzebski then tried to break through using the knife.
The suspect managed to make a large enough opening in the door to get her hand through, when she began swinging the knife, striking the man.
Zagrzebski’s actions were described by Knaapen as “outrageous behavior” and he requested she be held on a $10,000 cash bond.
Judge Fluguar instead ordered a $2,500 cash bond, also ordering Zagrzebski have no contact with the victim.
She is due back in court for an initial hearing on June 6.