Suspect arrested in Saturday stabbing
Teddi Leigh Wind, 21, of Bemidji, was charged on Monday with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony, after two people were reportedly stabbed on Saturday.
According to the criminal complaint, police were called at about 3:25 a.m. Saturday to Ridgeway Avenue Apartments in regards to a fight. Upon arrival, officers saw a group of females running between 2830 Ridgeway and 2910 Ridgeway, the complaint said.
A police officer followed the women, stating that he was a police officer and commanded them to stop, the complaint said. The four females did eventually stop.
One of the women, later identified as Wind, got on her knees and placed her hands behind her head, the complaint said. She had blood on her face and shirt.
One of the remaining three women stated that Wind had stabbed her, the complaint said. Officers noted two small stab wounds in the woman's upper left shoulder.
The other two women told police that a man also had been stabbed and he needed medical attention, because he was "bleeding badly," the complaint said.
At a nearby location on the 900 block of 26th Street, police located a gray pickup truck in which a woman was driving an injured man to the hospital, the complaint said. The woman said the man had been stabbed and need to get to the hospital right away.
Officers followed the vehicle to North Country Regional Hospital, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with a stab wound to the chest, the complaint said.
"Who stabbed (the man) is still under investigation, but it is believed Wind stabbing (the injured woman) occurred after (the man) was stabbed and was in some way a response or related to the incident," the complaint said.
The injured woman told police she was at a woman's apartment with several other people when Wind and the man arrived, the complaint said. A fight broke out between the man and another man in a hallway, but the woman said she did not see anyone get stabbed, the complaint said.
"There was blood everywhere in the hallway," the complaint said.
The injured woman told police that after the fight, everyone left the apartment, but as they proceeded outside, she was confronted by Wind, who called her names and then stabbed her twice in the shoulder, the complaint said.
Everyone ran toward 30th Street as officers arrived, the complaint said.
Another woman reported that she had seen Wind stab the woman and then toss the knife between the two apartment complexes, the complaint said. The knife believed to have been used to stab the woman was recovered by police.
The woman who had been stabbed did not know Wind's name, nor was she able to pick her out of a photo lineup, as she said she did not get a look at her face, the complaint said. She did say that she was stabbed by a woman wearing a white muscle T-shirt, the complaint said. Police said the Wind was wearing a white muscle T-shirt with blood on it when officers arrived, the complaint said.
After she was arrested and was being transported to Beltrami County Jail, Wind told police that a female had stabbed her boyfriend, believed to be the injured male, and that was the reason she was in her current position, the complaint said.