Authorities say a Wayne County woman stabbed her child's father in the back with a steak knife.
State Police Cpl. R.J. Drake was dispatched Monday night to investigate a stabbing in the Midville Heights area of Lavalette.
Drake caught up to the victim, Brian Tabor, 47, of Wayne, at Sam's Gun and Pawn as paramedics were treating him and preparing to take him to Cabell Huntington Hospital, according to a complaint filed in Wayne Magistrate Court.
Tabor told the trooper that Lora Flowers, 49, of Lavalette, stabbed him in the back at her home on Midville Heights Road. Tabor said Flowers left a message telling him that their daughter was missing from school. He said he went to her house when she didn't answer his calls.
Their daughter was at the home when he arrived, according to court documents. Tabor and Flowers got into an argument over a cellphone and he told the trooper he tried to leave when she pulled a steak knife.
He said he was headed for his truck when she stabbed him in the lower back.
Drake and Cpl. J.K. Ramey went to Flowers' home. She told troopers she'd called Tabor to tell him about their daughter missing school but that he came to her house and caused a scene. She told troopers she didn't know anything about him being stabbed, according to the complaint.
Child Protective Services placed the children in the home in the care of family members.Flowers was charged with domestic battery and malicious wounding. She was free on bond Tuesday.