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Man charges, woman stabs

Courtney Astolfi • Jun 6, 2014 at 10:56 AM


A Sandusky woman is behind bars for the alleged Wednesday night stabbing of her boyfriend.

Crystal Baker, 25, of the 400 block of W. Jefferson St., was charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and tampering with evidence.

Baker and a group of friends were hanging out in her Jefferson Street home Wednesday night, according to a Sandusky police report.

At some point just prior to 11:30 p.m., her boyfriend, Tyron Goudy, 28, returned to the residence intoxicated and began arguing with Baker, who was in the kitchen, Sandusky police Detective Jon Huffman said.

As Goudy continued to get worked up, some of the other people in the home were forced to hold him back, Huffman said.

“(Expletive), I'm gonna hit you,” Goudy allegedly threatened.

Baker grabbed a large knife off the counter and continued exchanging words with Goudy as the others kept him restrained.

But Goudy managed to wriggle loose and charged at Baker, Huffman said.

“With a knife like that, it would go right in,” Huffman said. “You'd hardly have to do anything.”

“I ended up stabbing him,” Baker later told police.

“She was holding the knife and just moved it a bit, she didn't even realize she hit him,” Huffman said.

The blade left an inch-long, half-inch-wide gash in both his left hand and right thigh, according to the report.

When the blade entered Goudy, he dropped to the floor and began to slip out of consciousness: the slice had pierced his femoral artery and he was losing large amounts of blood, Huffman said.

Scared Goudy would bleed out, the group called police. Huffman said if they hadn't, Goudy could've died within a matter of minutes.

Paramedics rushed Goudy to Firelands Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries.

When police questioned Baker, she was cooperative and shared the same story as the other witnesses did, Huffman said.

When they spoke with Goudy, he said he didn't know who stabbed him, police said.

Baker was charged with tampering with evidence, because she later told officers that she'd tossed the knife in the backyard after the stabbing, Huffman said.

Baker also told officials she was “tired of getting beat up,” according to the report, with Huffman citing a history of domestic violence in the relationship.

Officers arrested Baker and took her to the Erie County jail. She remains there on $33,000 bond.

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