According to court documents and information provided by the Clay County Justice Center, Catherine A. Burgess, 51, Clay City, was taken into custody Tuesday evening on an arrest warrant issued out of Clay County Circuit Court March 4.
The Clay County Sheriff's Department investigated a domestic dispute at a Clay City home March 1, allegedly involving Burgess and her husband, Michael Burgess.
According to allegations in the probable cause affidavit, Catherine "knowingly or intentionally" stabbed her husband with a deadly weapon causing injury in front of an unidentified juvenile male.
Officials also allege the child was placed in a dangerous situation because Michael was in the "immediate vicinity" at the time of the stabbing and blood splatter from his injury sprayed on the child.
Catherine A. Burgess appeared in custody before Judge Joseph Trout Wednesday. She was charged with a class C felony battery resulting in bodily injury and two class D felony charges of domestic battery and neglect of a dependent. Burgess was advised of her rights and the potential penalties if convicted of the formal charges before a preliminary not guilty plea was entered on her behalf.
Attorney Geoffrey Creason was appointed as public defender in the matter. Although the state requested a no contact order in the case, the victim requested it not be entered against Burgess. Trout granted the victim's request.
The victim also told the court he had no objection to the court allowing Burgess to post a $10,000 cash bond, with 10 percent allowed.
Jail officials confirmed Burgess bonded out of the facility Wednesday afternoon to await further court proceedings in the matter.
A jury trial is tentatively scheduled for May 2.