Ponemah woman arrested, suspected of stabbing two

A Ponemah woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after stabbing two people in Northern Township.

According to a release from Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel, deputies responded to the 2000 block of Whiting Road around 12:30 p.m. on report of a domestic violence incident that resulted in the two stabbings.

According to the male victim, an ex-girlfriend of his forcibly entered the home and stabbed him and a female resident, then fled in a vehicle.

Thirty-four-year-old Kathleen Martin was arrested without incident, and is in custody pending arraignment for burglary and assault.

The two victims were transported by ambulance to the Sanford Bemidji Emergency Department, but no further information is available on their medical status.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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