Charge: She Slashed His Jaw with Scissors

Girlfriend-boyfriend dispute at Fridley address led to assault, according to prosecutors.

A Fridley woman is in Anoka County jail on one count of second-degree assault—slashing her boyfriend with a scissors blade, authorities say.

Elizabeth Jean Kleven, 36, was at home in the 100 block of 53rd Avenue NE with her boyfriend shortly after 8 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2012, when Fridley police officers arrived on a report of an assault.

According to the criminal complaint against Kleven posted online Dec. 26 by the Anoka County Attorney's Office:

Upon arrival, officers spoke with RAS (an adult male fully identified in the [police] reports.) RAS told officers that he was at the above address with his girlfriend, ELIZABETH JEAN KLEVEN (DOB: 10-31-76), the defendant, when they began to argue. RAS reported that during the course of the argument, the defendant retrieved a pair of scissors and slashed him with the blade. Officers observed and photographed a large gash along the left side of RAS' jaw.

Officers located in plain view a pair of blue-handled scissors which RAS stated were the ones which the defendant used to slash his face.

The penalty for persons convicted of second-degree assault, a felony-level offense, may include 21–84 months imprisonment and a fine of between $4,200 and $14,000.


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