A¿Winchester woman is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly stabbing a woman several times Wednesday before holding her against her will for more than five hours.
Nancy Spencer, 50, of 41 Wainscott Ave. Apt. 1, was arrested late Wednesday afternoon for first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and first-degree unlawful imprisonment, according to police.
Winchester Police Capt. James Hall said Spencer had been staying with the victim, Lillian Kemplin, at her home on Dale Drive for a couple days.
“Around 11 a.m. Wednesday, they were going to leave and the suspect basically went off and stabbed her,” Hall said.
According to the arrest citation, Kemplin told police that Spencer grabbed her from behind and stabbed her in the back, head, arms and neck. None of the wounds were life-threatening, Hall said.
Kemplin told police Spencer destroyed her cell phone, took money and kept her in her own home against her will for the next five hours, Hall said. Around 4:45 p.m., Kemplin freed herself and contacted a neighbor to call 911, he said.
Kemplin identified her attacker and her vehicle before being transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Hall said.
Other officers located Spencer’s vehicle on Ogden Alley about 90 minutes later. After a traffic stop, she was taken to the police station for questioning. Hall said. Some of the missing property was located in the vehicle, but the weapon was not found, he said.
Spencer gave a statement that did not match¿Kemplin’s account of the incident, Hall said, but there was enough available evidence to arrest Spencer. She was lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.
Spencer has a lengthy court record in Clark County, but none of the offenses were violent, according to court records.
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