A New Windsor woman was charged with first- and second-degree assault following an argument Monday in which she allegedly threatened another woman, police said.
Melinda Marie Platt, 45, of the 3100 block of Hoopers Delight Road, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault. She was released on $10,000 bond Monday, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of charges, deputies of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Monday evening for a reported assault. Upon arrival, they spoke to two women who were separated, one inside and one outside the residence.
The woman outside the residence, who was seated inside a car, said she had argued with Platt that day. The argument escalated and the woman told police that Platt threw knives from the kitchen at her. She was able to evade them, but Platt then approached her again and she retreated outside of the residence where she called 911, she said, according to the statement.
Police spoke to Platt, located inside the residence, who said that the two had argued. She had not assaulted the woman or attacked her with a knife, she told police, according to the statement.
Deputies observed a block set of knives that appeared to be in their correct place in the kitchen except for one that was sitting on a counter next to an avocado. The other woman was unable to positively identify the exact knife that Platt was allegedly armed with, according to the statement.