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Police: Idaho Woman Attacked Man With Meat Cleaver

REXBURG, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an Idaho woman who struck her husband in the leg with a meat cleaver remains jailed in Madison County.

KIFI-TV reports the 45-year-old woman, Elissa Patrice Beatong Ellis, told police late Monday that she attacked her husband after an argument in which she accused him of giving her a communicable diseaseThe man was treated at a Rexburg hospital.

Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis says officers were notified about the incident by personnel at Madison Memorial Hospital. Ellis was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and remained held at the Madison County jail on Tuesday.

While the woman is from Jamaica, though jail officials confirmed she is an Idaho resident.

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