Groin stabbing suspect gets diverson

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By William Carroll

A Spencer County woman accused of stabbing her husband in the groin will have her sentence diverted and her case will be dismissed if she successfully completes probation.
Nicole L. Early, 40, appeared Thursday morning before Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman and accepted the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s offer for a four year for five year diversion term, which will include a supervised term of probation, probation costs of $15 per month, and $155 in court costs. If Early completes the terms of her probation, her charges will be dismissed.
Early was charged with first-degree assault domestic violence for allegedly stabbing her husband, Robert L. Early Jr., in the groin Sept. 1 during a domestic dispute at their Highway to Heaven home.
The Kentucky State Police uniform citation states that the incident occurred following an argument between the couple. According to the citation, Nicole Early advised her husband to leave the residence.
“As the subject was leaving he sat down in the utility room near the garage door and was approached by the perpetrator who was carrying three knives. The perpetrator then took one of the knives and stabbed him in the left groin area causing a very deep laceration,” according to the report.