CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kanawha County magistrate's son was stabbed in the shoulder and head by one of his roommates after an argument over rent money turned violent in Nitro on Wednesday, police said.
Christina Rena Page, 21, of 13th Street in Nitro, allegedly confronted one of her two roommates, Julianna Elswick, about rent money that Elswick and her boyfriend, Paris Workman II, allegedly owed Page, according to the criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
Workman is the son of Kanawha County Magistrate and former Marmet police detective Paris Workman. He was elected magistrate in November 2008.
According to the criminal complaint, Page went into the kitchen and grabbed a steak knife, which she placed several inches from Elswick's face and verbally threatened her over the rent money, saying "so help me if your boyfriend tries to walk out of this house without giving me my damn money. Best believe I will put this knife through him."
Elswick went outside and told Workman about Page's threat.
Page followed Elswick out of the residence and started to argue and curse at Workman before stabbing him once in the right shoulder and once on the left side of the head, according to the complaint.
Two independent witnesses said they saw Page stab Workman outside of their shared residence before he was able to place her in a "bear hug," causing her to drop the knife and leave the scene, according to the complaint.
Workman refused medical treatment and was not taken to the hospital.
Page is being charged with one felony account of malicious wounding and one misdemeanor account of malicious assault and was told to have no direct or indirect contact with either of the two victims, according to the complaint.
She was released on a personal recognizance bond. She has a felony preliminary hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 4.
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