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Montrose woman charged in stabbing
Oct. 27, 2017


MONTROSE, MN – A dispute over $60 led to a woman being stabbed in Montrose Oct. 18, according to a formal complaint.

Amanda Lyndsey Knopik, 34, of Montrose, has been charged with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor fourth-degree damage to property, and a warrant has been issued for her arrest in connection with the incident.

According to the formal complaint, deputies were dispatched to 525 Nelson Blvd. Oct. 18 on a report of an assault. Upon arrival, a deputy located Lisa Anderson in the driveway with multiple stab wounds to her upper right arm.

Anderson suffered non-critical injuries and was transported to North Memorial Hospital, where a deputy interviewed her.

She reported that she had loaned Knopik $60 three days prior. When Anderson went to Knopik’s residence to collect the money, Knopik reportedly screamed at her to leave. Anderson reported that, as she turned to leave, Knopik grabbed her by the hair and walked her downstairs. Anderson left the home, went to a waiting vehicle, and sat in the passenger seat.

When Anderson attempted to shut the vehicle’s door, Knopik allegedly stepped between her and the door and stabbed her five times in the right arm. Knopik then allegedly stabbed at the passenger tire of the vehicle, deflating it.

Deputies searched the residence and determined that Knopik was in the locked garage. They gained entry, located Knopik, and determined that she had consumed a combination of household cleaners and cut her wrists.

Knopik was transported to Buffalo Hospital. After she was treated, a detective advised her of her rights and attempted to obtain a statement from her, but she was non-responsive.

Officers obtained a search warrant for Knopik’s belongings, where a detective located two pocket or hunting knives, including one that appeared to have a red substance on it.

If convicted of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, Knopik could face seven years in prison, a $14,000 fine, or both. The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum sentence of 90 days, a $1,000 fine, or both.

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