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Blotter: Woman says she stabbed husband who choked, threatened to kill her

An off-duty University of North Texas police officer saw a man running from an apartment, where his wife accused him of choking and threatening to kill her on Monday, according to Denton police spokesman Bryan Cose.  

The woman said she stabbed the man during the altercation, but police weren't able to contact the suspect at the time of the report. 

Cose said the UNT officer called Denton police, who responded to a disturbance at the Providence Place II apartments in the 3500 block of Hudsonwood Drive at about 5 a.m. The victim said she and her husband started arguing because she had been on the phone with a friend in the apartment, according to Cose. 

She said he grabbed her, threw her down and started to choke her, according to Cose.  The man also threatened to kill her, so she grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the arm, Cose said. The man fled the scene, and the extent of his injuries is unclear. 

No arrests have been made. 

Other reports 

1300 block of Morse Street — Denton police found marijuana and a weapon inside a car after they pulled the driver over for making an unsafe lane change, according to a police report. 

The 20-year-old suspect was taken to Denton City Jail on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. 

100 block of South Bonnie Brae Street — A man's vehicle was reportedly stolen Monday night after he left it running to charge his battery, according to a police report. 

He said he left the car running and went inside his unit at the Bonnie Green Apartments  for about 30 minutes. The car was gone when he walked back outside, the report said. 

Police checked tow logs and determined the vehicle wasn't impounded. No arrests were made. 

2200 block of Wellington Drive — A 63-year-old man said his grandson was fighting and wrestling with his grandmother Monday at a north Denton home, according to a police report. 

The caller also said his grandson was "refusing to follow the rules," the report said. Police were dispatched to the disturbance at 3:15 p.m., but no arrests were made. The grandson's age was no specified in the report. 


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 992 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 30 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 147 calls for service and made 10 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 30 medical calls, three vehicle crashes and two calls for public service.