ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A Kivalina woman was arrested Sunday night after Alaska State Troopers say she became intoxicated in the dry village and stabbed another resident of her home in the back Saturday evening.
Troopers in Kotzebue were told about the incident Sunday afternoon. Kivalina village police officers said 30-year-old Rhonda Norton stabbed the adult, who was preparing children to leave the house, at about 10 p.m. Saturday. A family member then restrained Norton, while the injured adult crawled out of the home and collapsed before being taken to the local clinic by other family members.
The victim, who was medevaced to Kotzebue at about 3 p.m. Sunday when weather permitted, is reportedly in stable condition at the Maniilaq Medical Health Center. Troopers arrived in Kivalina to arrest Norton shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday.
Norton is being held pending arraignment at a temporary jail facility in Kotzebue. She faces charges of first-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree domestic-violence assault.