A Merced woman was arrested Monday night after she allegedly attacked her ex-husband with a pocket knife, the Merced County Sheriff's Department said. The 25-year-old victim drove to the home of his ex-wife, 24-year-old Sarah Dodge, in the 2000 block of Coronado Ave., after he received a phone call from her saying her house had been raided by the Department of Justice. When he got out of his vehicle, Dodge pulled out a pocket knife, opened it and started toward the man, saying she was "going to slit his throat."
The man disarmed her and took the knife away, and as he was getting into the truck to leave, she started pulling on his shirt collar, trying to choke him. The shirt ripped and he got into his truck and started to leave when Dodge jumped in the back. She got out when he slowed down. The victim drove home and called the Sheriff's Department.
Deputy John Mathis visited the home and spoke with Dodge, who admitted pulling the knife and threatening her ex-husband, but said she didn't really want to hurt anyone. She told Mathis that DOJ officials raided her house and recommended letting her children live with their father because of poor living conditions at her home.
Dodge was arrested and remains in jail on $30,000 bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
-- Posted by Brandon Bowers