Women charged in stabbing incident

Friday, April 8, 2011

EUREKA SPRINGS -- A 20-year-old Eureka Springs man who was asleep at his computer desk was stabbed at least eight times on his left side last Wednesday afternoon.

According to Eureka Springs Police Chief Earl Hyatt, officers were dispatched to Eureka Springs Hospital after Jackson Donovan Destry was brought into the emergency room by his mother.

Destry told officers he was asleep in his house on Emporia Street at about 3 p.m. when he was awakened by someone screaming at him and stabbing him.

Investigation at the residence revealed that Destry had bled in several locations and that someone had tried to clean up the blood and stop the bleeding.

While interviewing Destry, police were told that Stephanie Jean Bolls (aka Momma Jean) was possibly his attacker.

Destry said he heard Bolls' voice screaming at him but never saw her stab him.

When officers interviewed Bolls on Friday, she admitted being angry with Destry for stealing her prescribed medication and said she started stabbing him with her husband's hunting knife. In a videotaped interview, Bolls said she just wanted to scare Destry.

Bolls said her friend, Penny May Bowling, had gone with her to Destry's house and tried to prevent her from stabbing him more. The two women made an attempt to stanch Destry's bleeding.

Hyatt said Bowling has been arrested and charged with being an Accomplice to Attempted Capital Murder.

An arrest warrant for Attempted Capital Murder has been issued for Bolls, who is in a hospital receiving treatment for an unrelated medical condition.

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  • E.S. is an embarrassment to Carroll County and should be redistricted by Ark House/ Senate and Gov Beebe. The rest of Carroll County Hates you Eureka Springs...GO AWAY

    -- Posted by Nikosan on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 9:55 AM
  • Violent crime doesn't happen in the rest of Carrol Co. and just Eureka? Hater Nik the d--k speaks for all of Carrol Co.???

    -- Posted by Nephilim Child on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 4:12 PM
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