Homeless woman charged in stabbing near train station

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Bobbi Jean Standley (Dover Police photo)

DOVER - A homeless woman was arrested on Friday in a knife assault on another woman that occurred in woods near the Dover train station.

The incident unfolded as police responded to the Dover Transportation Center around 3 p.m. for a report of a woman covered in blood who was screaming.

Police found the woman on First Street with two cuts on her left arm, according to a press release.

The victim reported she knew her assailant and described her as wearing a black T-shirt with roses on it.

A short time later officers found Bobbi Jean Standley, 38, in a wooded area behind the train station.

Standley admitted she had been involved in a physical altercation with the woman, but claimed the woman fell on broken glass, however, officers found a "significant amount of blood, but no broken glass" when they investigated the scene.

A witness told police Standley was seen with a knife earlier in the day and that she walked to the river immediately following the altercation.

The knife has not been recovered.

Standley was charged with felony second degree assault and released on personal recognizance pending an Aug. 20 arraignment in Strafford County Superior Court on Aug. 20.

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