Elizabethtown woman charged with assault

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By Sarah Bennett

An Elizabethtown woman is facing multiple charges after police say she stabbed a man and then lied to officers about her involvement.

Jessica S. Duren, 27, was arrested Monday night on charges of second-degree assault and falsely reporting an incident.

According to an arrest warrant, Duren was involved in a verbal argument Feb. 15 at Woodland Mobile Home Park with the alleged victim.

The altercation concluded when Duren removed a knife from a kitchen drawer and allegedly stabbed the man in the stomach, police said.

In her original written statement to Elizabethtown police, Duren denied handling the knife, according to the warrant.

However, in a second interview, she admitted to lying and then provided police with the true version of the incident, according to the warrant.

Durenis lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

She was arraigned via video feed Monday in Hardin District Court and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing March 6.

Second-degree assault is a Class C felony, which is punishable by five to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.