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GRANVILLE — A Granville woman was jailed Saturday after she allegedly stabbed her roommate twice with a steak knife, leaving the victim with two knife wounds to her torso, police said.

Tarrah L. Rockwell, 37, was charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child, according to Granville Police.

The victim’s name was not released, but Granville Police Sgt. Ryan Pedone said she lived with Rockwell and her injuries were not considered life-threatening. She was released from the hospital later Saturday.

The victim had knife wounds to her chest and abdomen, which police believe were inflicted with a serrated kitchen knife.

Granville Police were called to an apartment at 13 North Maple Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday by a woman who was reporting her roommate was “out of control,” Pedone said.

Officers arrived to find two women fighting, and when police separated them, they noticed one woman had blood on her shirt. Granville Rescue Squad members treated the woman at the scene and took her to Glens Falls Hospital.

There were two young children in the home at the time, one of whom awoke during the brawl and was watching the women fight as officers arrived, Pedone said.

Pedone said it was unclear what led to the fight. He said Rockwell had only been at the apartment for a few minutes, as police had seen her driving in the village about 15 minutes before the stabbing.

He said there had been some strife earlier in recent days between Rockwell and other residents of the apartment building, but it was unclear whether that played a part in the fight. Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett said there had been issues between the two involved in the fight, as one wanted the other to move out.

“We are getting a lot of conflicting stories,” Pedone said.

Rockwell was arraigned and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail.

Pedone and Granville Police patrolmen Brandon Villano, Alex Gilmore, Keith Seebode and Paul Zinn investigated the incident.



Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on

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