Stabbing case against Plymouth woman dismissed

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — A Plymouth woman accused by city police of stabbing a man saw the case against her dismissed Friday during a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court.

Natema Yashey Green, 31, of Nottingham Street, was arrested March 27 after she allegedly stabbed Joseph Shotwell in the abdomen during a domestic fight on South Sherman Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Police say Green claimed she was arguing with Shotwell, 45, because she wanted to break up with him. During the argument, Green said Shotwell became upset and attempted to grab her, causing her to run away and call police.

Police found Shotwell at the Turkey Hill store on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard with a stab wound. He was treated at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Green told police when she was arrested that she was pregnant. She claimed she “slugged” Shotwell but refused to say if she used a weapon, according to a criminal complaint.

A district judge dismissed the case against Green, which included two felony counts of aggravated assault and a single count of simple assault.


By Ed Lewis

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