Police say man severed wife's finger during domestic dispute

From staff reportsNovember 26, 2012 

— A man slammed a door on his wife’s hand during a domestic dispute and cut off a finger, Knightdale police said in an arrest warrant charging him with assault inflicting serious injury.

Malik Khasim Dewberry, 37, was also charged with simple assault for, deputies wrote, spitting in the face of Elizabeth Dewberry and with communicating threats for allegedly saying he would kill her.

The incident happened shortly before 9 a.m. Friday at 107 Citrine Court in Knightdale, according to sheriff’s office reports.

The warrant for the felony assault charge says Malik Dewberry inflicted serious injury on Elizabeth Dewberry “by slamming the door on her hand, cutting her index finger off.”

The charges do not detail how much of the finger was severed, but a Knightdale police spokesman said a piece of the finger was recovered and was transported to the hospital with Elizabeth Dewberry.

Malik Dewberry was released on a $25,000 bond pending a court appearance Monday.

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