By Kelsey Givens
One woman is in custody after police say she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the back with a knife Tuesday evening.
Michelle Ross was arrested on charges of attempted murder and domestic battery with a deadly weapon after an incident at a residence located at 1444 Star Road, apartment No. 2.
According to a short declaration of arrest in the case, a Nye County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the residence around 9:55 p.m. that evening. As he was approaching the address, the deputy reportedly saw the victim walking away from the area.
When he made contact with the male, he said he saw the man had a puncture wound in the lower right side of his back.
Once additional deputies arrived at the scene to assist, the initial responding officer was able to make his way to the residence to meet with Ross.
After asking Ross if she was alright, Ross allegedly told the deputy, at some point during their conversation, that she had grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim earlier that evening.
It was also reportedly discovered during the course of the officer’s investigation that Ross and the victim have been dating for more than a year and have a child together.
Ross was placed under arrest at approximately 11:01 p.m. and transported to the Nye County Detention Center to be booked on charges stemming from what allegedly occurred earlier in the evening.
She had her first court appearance on the charges less than 24 hours later on Wednesday afternoon in Pahrump Justice Court.
Justice of the Peace Tina Brisebill found, based on what was included in the declaration of arrest, that police had in fact had probable cause to arrest Ross the previous evening.
She noted, however, it may be difficult for prosecutors to file a charge of attempted murder against Ross with the limited information included in the declaration of arrest.
A formal arraignment date was set in the case for Sept. 26 and Ross’s bail was ordered to remain set at $15,000 cash or bond.
Ross had not posted bail as of Thursday morning and remained in the custody of the sheriff’s office in the Pahrump jail.