Intruder Stabs Imperial Homeowner

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IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) – An eastern Missouri man is hospitalized after suffering a knife wound allegedly inflicted by an intruder.

Jefferson County authorities say 21-year-old Christina Fudge of Ironton broke into a home in Imperial Friday night, looking for car keys to steal so she could take a car from the driveway. Fudge allegedly stabbed a 52-year-old man in the torso, causing serious injuries. Authorities say Fudge did not know the victim.

The man’s son heard noises, grabbed a gun and held the woman at gunpoint until police arrived.

Fudge is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action. She is jailed on $250,000 bond.

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