Syracuse woman pleads innocent to stabbing

By Sarah Hawley - [email protected]

POMEROY — A Syracuse woman pleaded innocent to charges of felonious assault and domestic violence during an arraignment held earlier this week in Meigs County Common Pleas Court.

Paulena Yost, 20, was indicted by a Meigs County Grand Jury on the two charges in connection with the alleged stabbing of her boyfriend at their residence in Syracuse on March 6.

Felonious assault is a second-degree felony, while domestic violence, as charged, is a first-degree misdemeanor. She has pleaded innocent to the charges.

According to previous Sentinel reports, deputies responded to the TNT gas station on the evening of March 6 where the located the alleged victim.

The victim advised officers that he and his girlfriend, Paulena Yost, 20, had been having an argument when the alleged stabbing took place. The two reside on Sixth Street in Syracuse.

The victim was able to leave and get to the TNT gas station to call for help.

He sustained injuries to his back and was transported by Meigs County EMS to the Holzer Emergency Room for treatment.

In addition, Child Protective Services was contacted, as a child was in the residence at the time of the incident. The child was placed with a grandparent.

According to court records, Yost was released from jail after posting bond in the amount of $5,000 (10 percent of $50,000) on Wednesday.

An initial pretrial for Yost is scheduled for April 3, with a final pretrial on May 1. A trial date is set for May 30.

By Sarah Hawley

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Reach Sarah Hawley at 740-992-2155 ext. 2555 or on Twitter @SarahHawleyNews.

Reach Sarah Hawley at 740-992-2155 ext. 2555 or on Twitter @SarahHawleyNews.