A 32-year-old Abilene woman is in Taylor County Jail after allegedly striking a man in the neck with an ax.
Crystal Whitley faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance. She remained jailed with bonds totaling $30,000.
The victim, according to Abilene police, was transported to an Abilene hospital with a severe neck injury. He was listed, as of noon Tuesday, in critical but stable condition.
Police say officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3000 block of Russell Avenue regarding a disturbance about 8:30 p.m. Monday.
"When police arrived, they found a man bleeding from his neck area," an Abilene Police Department news release said. "He claimed the suspect, Crystal Whitley, had struck him in the neck with an ax. Police made contact with Whitley outside of the residence backyard. She was standing on the roof of a storage shed and appeared to be on some type of narcotic."
A man was taken to an Abilene hospital Monday with a cut to his neck, apparently from an ax attack.
Abilene police weren’t immediately able to provide many details of the incident, but it is known it happened at a home in the 3300 block of Russell Avenue.
Police say a female suspect was taken into custody – and that the victim was treated at Hendrick Medical Center. Her identity wasn't immediately released.