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Police: Woman beats husband with basket of pocketknives

An estranged wife attacked her husband with a "basket of pocketknives" inside the home they formerly shared, police say, adding that she also broke a table on his head and drove her car across his lawn.
Image: Kathleen Patricia Shearn
Kathleen Patricia Shearn faces aggravated assault charges in the alleged domestic attack.phillyBurbs.com
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An estranged wife attacked her husband with a "basket of pocketknives" inside the home they formerly shared on Roundhouse Road on Sunday, police say.

Kathleen Patricia Shearn, 52, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and criminal mischief. Police said she was not allowed at the home as a bail condition on charges she assaulted her husband with a fork in May.

Police said that Eric Shearn said his wife and he were arguing in the house when she began destroying things inside the home. Shearn told officers his wife no longer lives in the house, according to court records. Shearn told officers his wife hit him in the head with a basket of pocketknives. According to court records, she then got in her car and drove it onto the lawn, tearing up the turf, and then left.

That's when Shearn reportedly called police. But his wife returned before troopers got there, broke an end table on his head and left again, according to court records. Police said they found the home in disarray and Shearn had cuts and a lump on his head.

After an arraignment before District Judge Kay Dubree, Shearn was sent to county prison and released Tuesday.

She was charged with assault in May after throwing a fork at her husband that cut open his face. Dubree married the couple in 1999, according to court records.