A Sitka woman is facing felony charges for allegedly threatening her husband with a knife in a domestic dispute.
The Sitka Grand Jury on Friday indicted Lynda Love Watts, age 46, on charges of brandishing a knife, and placing another person in fear of injury. This is a class C felony.
According to court records, Sitka Police were dispatched to the defendant’s apartment for a domestic disturbance on September 5th. A male and a female were overheard yelling about a knife. Officers entered the apartment and observed Watts toss a serrated bread knife into the sink. The male, identified as Watts’s spouse, later told officers that Watts had pulled the knife on him and simulated a stabbing motion while officers were standing outside of the apartment door.
During the same Grand Jury hearing, Watts was also charged with assault in the third degree for a separate incident on August 28th and within the preceding ten years, was convicted on two more separate occasions for crimes with similar elements.
Watts remains in custody pending $2,500 bail. Her next hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22nd.