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Edgewood woman accused of threatening to stab husband, abusing child

Abusive Behavior

An Edgewood woman was accused of threatening to stab her husband and shoving around his son Saturday, according to a Harford County Sheriff's Office.

A sheriff's deputy came to the home in the 1300 block of Apple Ridge Court at 3:41 p.m. and determined that Romelle D. Purvis, 24, had approached her husband with a knife in an aggressive manner, according to the statement of charges.

Witnesses said Purvis was waving a knife around her husband, slashing at a bag of dog food in his hands. They allegedly began to wrestle around as her husband tried to take the knife away.

He sustained scratch marks on his arms from her, while she sustained a cut from the knife she was holding.

Her husband was able to take the knife away, and Purvis got a second knife and again allegedly began swinging it at him, according to the statement.

Purvis allegedly pushed her husband's "juvenile daughter" hard, according to the child, and locked her inside the house. When she tried to leave, Purvis allegedly grabbed her arm until it hurt, the child said.

She was charged with first- and second-degree assault and second-degree child abuse. She was ordered held on $100,000 bail and released from the Harford County Detention Center Tuesday.

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