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Deputies respond to report of baby being 'dropped' at Harbor Chevron

Investigators say that a woman tackled her husband while he was holding the baby, and she was later found harming herself.

Posted: Dec 3, 2019 2:02 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 2:27 PM

HARBOR, Ore. — A married couple and their infant were all taken to the hospital on Sunday after deputies responded to a call for a "baby being dropped" at the Harbor Chevron along Highway 101, according to a statement from Curry County Sheriff John Ward.

Following the initial call, a deputy arrived at the Chevron to find 25-year-old Nicholas Wymer and his 1-year-old child waiting. Nicholas said that the baby's mother, 22-year-old Kathryn Wymer, had tackled him while he was holding the baby.

"Nicholas Wymer told the Deputy that the one year old child was fine, but that he was injured from the fall," Sheriff Ward said. Both Nicholas and the infant were taken to Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City for evaluation.

Kathryn Wymer had reportedly run from the Chevron towards a Dutch Bros Coffee nearby. When a deputy approached her, Sheriff Ward said, she ran back towards Highway 101 until the deputy met her along the shoulder of the road, causing her to run back. The deputy followed.

"At this time the Deputy observed Kathryn to be stabbing herself numerous times and not responding to any of the Deputy’s commands to stop and drop the knife," Sheriff Ward said.

The deputy at the scene called in assistance, with more Sheriff's deputies, officers from Brookings Police and Oregon State Police troopers responding — in addition to another ambulance.

Ward said that Kathryn fell to the ground from her self-inflicted knife injuries, allowing the deputy to step in and remove the 3-inch blade. Officers began administering first aid while waiting for the ambulance to arrive, but Kathryn "resisted and was uncooperative" with their attempts to help. She was eventually taken to Sutter Coast Hospital as well.

"The investigation is continuing and the information will be forwarded to the District Attorney for review and any prosecution," Ward said.

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