Accused in mom squabble still in jail

Posted: April 5, 2013

The Winchester Star

MadianLopez Miss

WINCHESTER — A local resident has yet to post bond after allegedly stabbing another man with a 9-inch kitchen knife Tuesday night following a reported exchange of insults.

Madian Lopez Miss, 26, of the 1000 block of Franklin Street, appeared via video Thursday in Winchester General District Court, where he was granted a $25,000 bond.

He is charged with malicious wounding and remains at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center, according to a jail official.

Miss — who was still on the scene when officers arrived at his residence around 10:30 p.m. — told police that he and the victim were drinking and joking around when the victim started talking about the suspect’s mother, according to the criminal complaint.

Miss took offense and started making jokes about the victim’s mother — angering him.

The kitchen knife was allegedly on a table between the two men and Miss said he grabbed it first, the complaint states.

He added that the victim never reached for the knife, touched or assaulted him.

“Miss advised he was just scared, so he ‘poked’ [the victim] with the knife,” the complaint states.

Officers noted that the victim bleeding from the right side of his head and on the right side of his torso.

The complaint states that he had three puncture wounds.

A Winchester Police Department media release states that the victim was taken to Winchester Medical Center for what was believed to be “non-life-threatening” wounds.

According to the criminal complaint, Miss’s blood-alcohol content registered a 0.244 — more than three times the legal limit to drive.

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