SPRINGFIELD — Deputies investigating a Tuesday night altercation that ended in a stabbing arrested a woman and booked her with attempted murder, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday.
Carolyn Taylor, 46, 31333 Garner St., Springfield, was booked on counts of attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice after she told investigators that she and Melvin Pooler, 48, were about to eat supper when Pooler “fell on a knife,” according to a sheriff’s press release.
Perry Rushing, a spokesman for Livingston Parish Sheriff Willie Graves, said in the news release that Taylor later admitted that she and Pooler had gotten into an argument and she stabbed him.
Pooler had a wound on the left side of his chest, the release says.
Deputies had been dispatched to the house around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a stabbing incident, the release says.
Pooler was taken to a hospital in Hammond for treatment of life-threatening injuries, the release says.
The knife has not been recovered, the release says.
Taylor remained in the Livingston Parish Detention Center Wednesday with bail set at $100,000, the release says.