Sherman Police said a woman escaped serious injury Tuesday night after her husband allegedly attacked her with a knife outside their home.


Sgt. Brett Mullen said officers were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of North Ricketts Street shortly before 6 p.m. after neighbors and motorists called to report that a woman had been stabbed. Mullen said officers arrived at the scene and found the 42-year-old woman with cut and stab wounds to her head, neck, hand and arm.


“Obviously they got into an altercation inside the house, but she actually ran out of the house,” Mullen said. “He was chasing her with a knife and was stabbing her and cutting her as she was fleeing from him, outside.”


Mullen said the woman was transported by ambulance to a hospital, where she was treated for her injuries and released. It was unclear what led to the attack, but Mullen said the 40-year-old suspect was immediately placed under arrest, upon officers’ arrival.


“The suspect was still on scene, and he was taken into custody,” Mullen said. “He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member or household member.”


Mullen described the charge as a first-degree felony and said the offense is punishable by up to 99 years in prison.


“There’s no other immediate danger to the public,” Mullen said. “This wasn’t a random event. We did get the guy in custody and thankfully the woman wasn’t too seriously hurt. That’s the best news we can offer.”