By Laura Hancock/Casper Star Tribune
A Casper Wyoming woman faces prison time after allegedly stabbing a white, 5-foot-tall teddy bear given to her by a boyfriend and telling him, “I wish this was you!”
Prosecutors charged Carly Marra with aggravated assault and battery, a felony, and possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. She is free after posting a $5,000 bond set Wednesday by Circuit Court Judge H. Steven Brown.
According to a police affidavit, Marra had been in an on-again, off-again relationship with a man named Jordan McAlexander. The two had a 16-month-old child together. Marra moved to Casper in October to live with McAlexander. Shortly after, she told him she was pregnant with another man’s baby, which she delivered in January.
McAlexander began seeing another woman, an ex-girlfriend, and on Feb. 10, he and the new woman got matching tattoos of the Gaelic symbol for soul mate, the affidavit states. At 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, McAlexander told Marra via text that they needed to end their relationship, the affidavit states. Marra made plans to leave the state with the children, but asked McAlexander to have one last night with the family.
He arrived at the home at 8 p.m., the affidavit states. The couple began to argue after McAlexander wanted to smoke outside. Marra insisted he stay inside. McAlexander told police he was concerned she wasn’t going to let him leave. He began texting a friend and his new girlfriend about the situation. McAlexander told police Marra became upset and went after the teddy bear with a kitchen knife.
McAlexander tried to grab a piece of the bear, but Marra went after it too, the affidavit states. McAlexander told police Marra raised the knife above her head and allegedly said, “I’m going to stab you,” while pulling the bear toward her. McAlexander told police he tried to grab the knife and restrain Marra. She bit him on the bicep and punched him with her free hand. She also punched, elbowed and kicked McAlexander in the face and groin, the document states.
McAlexander pried the knife from Marra, and tossed it down the hallway. He and Marra then wrestled as she allegedly tried to get the knife back, the affidavit states. McAlexander grabbed Marra and put her in the bathroom before contacting police.
Marra told officers McAlexander tried to go after the knife because he was upset by her cutting the teddy bear, since it was a gift. He allegedly thrust the knife at her two or three times, puncturing her arm. She also said her head was slammed against the corner of a hallway, the affidavit states.
Police found liquid THC and an ounce of marijuana in the apartment. Marra told police she was going to mail it to her father in Florida, who used it to self-medicate.