Intruder Stabs Eastern Missouri Homeowner
IMPERIAL (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is hospitalized after suffering a knife wound allegedly inflicted by an intruder.
Jefferson County authorities say 21-year-old Christina Fudge of Ironton broke into a home in Imperial Friday night, looking for car keys to steal so she could take a car from the driveway. Fudge allegedly stabbed a 52-year-old man in the torso, causing serious injuries. Authorities say Fudge did not know the victim.
The man's son heard noises, grabbed a gun and held the woman at gunpoint until police arrived.
Fudge is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action. She is jailed on $250,000 bond.