Warren woman jailed after boyfriend is stabbed

WARREN — A 49-year-old city woman pleaded innocent to a charge of felonious assault after her live-in boyfriend was stabbed with a knife Sunday evening.

Mary L. Hall, of the 200 block of West Market Street, was arraigned on the second-degree felony charge Monday in Warren Municipal Court. She is in Trumbull County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. April 7.

Warren police said they were called to the Central Social Club on West Market Street at about 8:43 p.m., where they found Wayne R. Lipe Jr., 52, of the 1100 block of West Market, on the floor with stab wounds.

Police followed a blood trail that led to Lipe’s residence, where they found a bloody knife in the kitchen sink.

Officers located Hall nearby. She was wanted on warrants for her arrest. Hall said Lipe had come home drunk and began punching her in the face. Hall said she picked up the knife in self-defense and Lipe said, “Go ahead and stab me” while ramming his belly into her.

Hall said she finally “snapped and stabbed him,” the officer reported.

Hall had no marks on her face and refused medical attention.

Lipe was in the intensive care unit at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Monday afternoon.