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Arrest, charges filed in Jackson stabbing

Editor's note: This article was orignally published Nov. 18, 2017. JACKSON -- A Shakopee woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an early Monday morning stabbing in Jackson. Shannon Elizabeth Galicia, 32, has been charged with felo...

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Editor's note: This article was orignally published Nov. 18, 2017.

JACKSON - A Shakopee woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an early Monday morning stabbing in Jackson.

Shannon Elizabeth Galicia, 32, has been charged with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor domestic assault after allegedly stabbing a male victim with whom she was acquainted and traveling.  

According to the criminal complaint, Galicia, the alleged victim and another male individual traveling from Nebraska to Shakopee were in Jackson County after 1 a.m. Monday.

Law enforcement received a report of a man that appeared to be injured walking near Jackson County 34 near 480th Avenue. A Lakefield police officer first responded, and the male individual sat in the squad car until the Jackson County sheriff’s deputy arrived. The deputy observed a laceration on the alleged victim’s left bicep and blood on his shirt.

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According to the alleged victim’s statement after being transported and treated at Sanford Jackson Medical Center, he had been sitting in the backseat of the car when a verbal argument broke out between him and the vehicle’s other two passengers.

The argument escalated and Galicia stopped the vehicle, retrieved a knife from the trunk, stabbed him and then left in the vehicle, the victim alleged.

Galicia also gave a statement after being arrested by the Shakopee Police Department. She claims that the two men were arguing, and she observed the alleged victim holding a knife in the backseat. After stopping the vehicle, an altercation ensued, in which she claims she was able to get the knife and swing a couple times at the alleged victim to “get back at him.” She stated that she did not believe she ever struck him.

Galicia’s bail was set at $40,000 without conditions and $20,000 with.

If convicted of the felony offense, Galicia faces a maximum of seven years imprisonment and/or a $14,000 fine. A conviction also calls for a mandatory one year and one day sentence.

Galicia’s initial appearance in Jackson County District Court is scheduled for Nov. 22.

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