Friend is suspect in Donora stabbing
A Donora woman is in jail on charges she stabbed her girlfriend in the buttocks following an argument in a borough apartment.
Natalie T. Isbell, 29, of 584 Thompson Ave., Apt. 3, is accused of swinging a knife at Torie Stimaker, stabbing her in the right buttock and hand.
Donora police Officer Joshua Haines was called to the apartment at 1:47 a.m. Sunday. Isbell said an unknown woman wearing a brown dress and high heels came inside the apartment. A scuffle ensued between the woman and Stimaker, according to the criminal complaint.
Isbell reportedly told police the woman stabbed Stimaker then fled the residence. A 911 dispatcher said Isbell could be heard in the background screaming that she was the attacker and was still in the residence, the complaint states.
Stimaker was brought to the police station about 4:45 a.m. for more questioning. That's when she allegedly confessed Isbell stabbed her, police said.
Stimaker said she picked up a kitchen knife as she and Isbell were arguing in the kitchen. Stimaker told police she “immediately realized it wasn't a good idea” and put the knife down, the complaint states. As she was running up the stairs to go the bedroom, Isbell allegedly grabbed the knife and started chasing her, cutting her hand and stabbing her.
When police went to Isbell's apartment to arrest her, they were let in by her 9-year-old son. The boy told police he couldn't wake his mother. Police went upstairs and said Isbell was allegedly “passed out,” the complaint states.
An orange prescription bottle with an ash-covered aluminum foil cover and a plastic straw was found on an end table next to the bed. Police allegedly found a small bag containing two suspected Hydrochloride pills and one Clonazepam pill inside her purse.
When asked why she allegedly stabbed Stimaker, Isbell replied, “I didn't mean to, I just swung at her, but I didn't mean to actually stab her,” the complaint states.
When Haines asked Isbell why she allegedly confessed that she was the attacker on a recorded 911 call, she allegedly said, “because I didn't think she really called 911.”
Isbell is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, false reports to law enforcement, endangering the welfare of children, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Joshua Kanalis of Centerville, who denied bond because she is currently on bond in two pending felony cases.
On April 3, Isbell waived her right to a hearing on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. She was charged by state police at the Belle Vernon Barracks Oct. 4, 2011, for allegedly selling $50 in crack cocaine to a confidential informant at the intersection of Third Street and Crest Avenue, Charleroi.
She is awaiting trial in Westmoreland County Court on charges of retail theft and receiving stolen property stemming from two separate incidents in Monessen last year.
Isbell is facing a preliminary hearing on the new charges at 10:30 a.m. May 7 before Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson in Monongahela.
Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-684-2640 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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