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Scratches, stabbing lead to charges for Rosemount woman

A fight between a man and his girlfriend at a Rosemount home has led to stab wounds for him and domestic assault and criminal damage to property charges for her.

According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney's office, Ashley Marie Leach, 27, had been arguing with her boyfriend March 16 when she allegedly smashed his $250 computer monitor. When her boyfriend tried to leave, she reportedly followed him to his truck and scratched the paint deeply enough to do $800 to $1,000 in damage.

Then, as her boyfriend rested his arm on the edge of his rolled-down window, Leach allegedly stabbed his left forearm with a knife. When he moved his arm, she stabbed him again on the bottom of his forearm. The man opened his door to push Leach away, but when he got out she stabbed him again below his armpit.

If convicted on a felony property damage charge Leach could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $10,000. A domestic assault charge has a maximum sentence of 90 days and a maximum fine of $1,000.