ALTON – Police charged a local woman with first degree assault, domestic violence assault, possession of marijuana and obstructing the report of a crime after she allegedly stabbed a male friend in the bicep Saturday night.
Teri Marquis, 49, of 88 Larry Drive was ordered held on $7,500 cash only after her video appearance in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday morning. She has since posted bail.
According to police affidavits, officers were called to the home via 911 for a disturbance. Moments later they were called to the same home for a stabbing. As they were driving past 85 Larry Drive, Marquis came running out of the front door of her home waiving her hands. She was covered in blood and police recognized her.
She said, "help me I'm missing a tooth" to a police officer who said he had gotten a report of someone being stabbed. Marquis pointed to her side and said she had been stabbed but when asked to show police her wounds, there was nothing there.
Police said that as they approached Marquis's front door, a man approached them, also covered in blood, and said, "the crazy [expletive] stabbed me." Police noticed a puncture wound on his left bicep that was bleeding.
Affidavits said they determined the blood on Marquis came from the victim's stab wound.
Police said they found a "very large amount" of blood inside the home spanning from the kitchen to the bathroom through the living room and to the front door. The victim told police the knife was tossed into the bedroom.
Police found a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana in plain view in the kitchen. After they obtained a warrant, they found several individually wrapped packages of marijuana in the house.
In court yesterday, Judge Jim Carroll found no probable cause for one charge of possession with intent to distribute and said the possession of marijuana charge was "iffy" at best.
Gilmanton Prosecutor Atty. Anthony Estee asked for bail to be continued at $25,000 cash-only because of Marquis's extensive criminal background that included at least three separate cases of assault including one previous first-degree assault.
Public Defender Steve Mirkin said his client had never failed to show up for any court dates and that she would agree to any terms set by the court including no alcohol, drugs, or weapons.
Mirkin also argued that his client had lost a tooth, had a second tooth that was loosened and said there may be much more to the case than what was presented in the police affidavits. He said she could possible post $3,000 cash but requested personal recognizance bail so the incident could be further investigated.
Sgt. Dennis Orbino said yesterday the investigation into the matter is continuing and additional interviews are being conducted.
Marquis is ordered to stay away from the victim who visits a relative in Alton but resides in Massachusetts.
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