Warren County woman held in daughter’s stabbing

FRONT ROYAL – A woman accused of stabbing her daughter Saturday in Warren County remains jailed awaiting a court appearance.

The Sheriff’s Office arrested Julia Minor, 62, of 158 Mitchell Drive, west of Strasburg in Warren County, and charged her with aggravated malicious wounding. Minor appeared in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Monday where substitute Judge Nancy Marie Reed ordered the defendant to remain held without bail. The judge appointed the public defender’s office to represent Minor and scheduled her preliminary hearing for June 15.

Authorities responded to 158 Mitchell Drive at approximately 7:45 p.m. Saturday for a report of a vehicle crash. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a silver vehicle that had struck a tree. Officers met with two women at the scene – Julmecka Minor, 30, of the Mitchell Drive address, sitting on the ground, and Ashley Thompson inside the vehicle.

Julmecka Minor suffered stab wounds to the left hand and to the chest. She told deputies her mother, Julia Minor, stabbed her and the crash occurred as a result of her trying to leave the scene to find help for her wounds, authorities said.

Responders took Thompson and Julmecka Minor to Warren Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash and from the stabbing.

Deputies met with Julia Minor in the residence at 158 Mitchell Drive and, after interviewing witnesses, arrested the suspect without incident. She was held at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.

Virginia code lists aggravated malicious wounding as a class 2 felony defined as severely injuring and causing permanent and significant, physical impairment through shooting, stabbing, cutting or other means.

The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information pertaining to the incident to contact Deputy Devin Micelli at 635-4128.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or abridges@nvdaily.com