MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police are investigating a Christmas morning attempted murder. According to police, a west Medford man allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times during a domestic dispute. Now he is behind bars, and his wife is in stable condition nearly 24 hours later.
Police said 36 year-old Annette Coleman was stabbed by her husband Antoine Coleman. Annette managed to escape to a neighbor’s house where she phoned police.
When police arrived, they found Antoine driving away from the scene. They pulled him over and arrested him.
“There was no force used, said Medford police officer, Corporal Josh Schilder. “He wasn’t resisting, he complied with officers commands and was taken into custody at that time.”
Annette was taken by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center where she was treated. On Wednesday, she remained in the hospital in stable condition.
Police say drugs were involved in the attempted murder.
“It wasn’t something where they were at the time using drugs… I just believe drugs had been ingested earlier in the day, which did have some effect on the conduct of our suspect or those who were involved,” said Schilder.
Schilder said domestic dispute cases do increase during the holiday season.
“Usually drinking is involved. You do have families getting together who haven’t seen each other in a while… with drinking people get upset and they fight,” said Schilder.
Antoine Coleman is currently lodged in the Jackson County Jail on a $2,000,000 bond, and is being charged with Attempted Murder and Assault 1st Degree.