Noelle Clough was arrested last June when she allegedly stabbed her husband in the back during a Cosmopolitan magazine quiz argument. The couple, who had been drinking, began arguing over not only the quiz, but about ex-lovers, as well. According to court documents, at this point in the argument, Clough’s husband apparently threw two kitchen knives on the floor and told his wife to stab him. Unfortunately for the man, his wife followed his suggestion and stabbed him in the back with a four-inch paring knife as he was walking away from her. Her husband, fortunately, was not serious injured in the incident.
The 23-year-old woman was arrested by Mesa police and, at the time of arrest, claimed that her husband had choked her during their initial argument. Police officers stated Clough’s claim of physical abuse by her husband could not be substantiated as she had no visible signs of trauma or injuries when taken into custody.
At Clough’s first court appearance in June, she pleaded not guilty to the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. At her October 2, 2012, court appearance, however, the suspect changed her plea and pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault.
On January 10,2013, Clough was sentenced to three years probation with domestic violence terms, and as part of a plea deal, ninety days deferred jail.
Domestic violence and aggravated assault convictions can lead to severe penalties and consequences, which could include: probation or jail time; a criminal record; mandatory counseling; and other consequences, as well. If you find yourself facing any type of violent crime charge, you need an experienced, aggressive criminal lawyer on your side.
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