Harpswell woman arrested for allegedly stabbing husband

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HARPSWELL — A Log Drive woman was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing her husband, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Deputies responded at about 7 a.m. to 10 Log Drive after receiving a report that Misun Crawford, 38, had allegedly stabbed her husband, James Crawford, 58.

The deputies and Brunswick Police Department officers found James Crawford with non-life-threatening cuts to his abdomen and hand. He was taken by Cundy’s Harbor Rescue to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

The Sheriff’s Department said Crawford was first attacked at his home and then escaped with his 4-year-old son to the nearby home of John Arndt. Misun Crawford pursued him with a knife and continued the attack at Arndt’s residence.

James Crawford managed to fend off his wife and subdue her with Arndt’s help. Arndt protected the child, who was not hurt, and called 911.

Misun Crawford was taken to the Cumberland County Jail and charged with elevated aggravated assault/domestic violence, a Class A offense. Bail was set at $100,000 cash.

Capt. Shawn O’Leary said Tuesday afternoon that domestic abuse cases in which a woman attacks a man do not occur frequently.

He said James Crawford underwent minor surgery and was expected to be released later Tuesday.

A court date for Misun Crawford had yet to be determined.

Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net.

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.