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Misty D. Riddell

A Madison grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old woman on a charge of first-degree assault after police say she pepper sprayed and then stabbed another woman multiple times.

Misty D. Riddell, 19, was originally charged with attempted murder April 22 after police were called to a home in 100 block of Mallory Court after an altercation, Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock said in a news release.

The indictment states Riddell stabbed Brooke Feltner with a knife and caused her “serious physical injury.”  

Brock said that Feltner, 18, was stabbed multiples times in her abdomen and leg. The woman was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where she underwent surgery, the chief said in the release.

First-degree assault is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. Attempted murder, Riddell’s original charge, carried the same penalty range.

Riddell was transferred May 25 to the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women, Peewee Valley, because she is pregnant, according a Madison County Detention Center official. Her bond is still listed as $1 million, according to the MCDC website.

An indictment is a formal statement of charges and does not imply guilt.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

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