At around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Missoula police officers responded to a call from a male who said his wife had just stabbed him with a knife at a residence in the 400 block of North Davis Street. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.

“The officers learned that a married couple engaged in an argument, initially regarding the care of the pet dog, but it soon morphed into an argument over ownership of personal property due to a pending separation. As the officers were responding, they also learned that the female in the residence had stabbed her husband who had left the scene.”

An officer made contact with the female and noted that she also appeared to have injuries. Another officer made contact with the male a short distance away from the residence.

“EMS also responded to provide first aid to the male and female,” Welsh said. “At the end of the investigation, it was determined that 49-year-old Brenda Blickley was the primary aggressor in the incident. She was placed under arrest. Knives in the residence were seized as potential evidence.”

The male told officers that his wife stabbed him in the right shoulder as he was attempting to leave the residence. The male said he pushed her away with both hands and that his hand or finger jabbed her in her eye. He said that he believed that she was going to stab him again and he wanted to create separation from her.

Brenda Blickley is being charged with one count of assault with a weapon.