Stabbing case slated for court
What is happening in the case of the Medford woman who stabbed her boyfriend back in February? Did he survive the attack? Has she gone to jail? What's going on?
— Genevieve B., Eagle Point
The case against the Medford woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend is slated for trial in mid-April, Genevieve.
Jennifer Lynn Crawford, 30, remains in Jackson County Jail on $500,000 bail and is facing Measure 11 assault charges for reportedly plunging a knife into the upper chest of Paul Richard Bowman at their apartment in the 900 block of Royal Court.
Witnesses called police to report the stabbing, saying Crawford continued to fight with Bowman in their apartment's courtyard in the late morning of Feb. 21.
Both Bowman and Crawford fled when police arrived. Bowman headed across a parking lot with a rag pressed to his chest. Crawford ran down the sidewalk and was screaming incoherently at passersby, witnesses said.
Police were able to stop Bowman without incident and emergency medical crews transported him to Rogue Valley Medical Center. He remained in serious condition that night, but was upgraded to fair condition the next day. Bowman was released from the hospital within days of the incident, officials say.
Crawford put up a struggle and was eventually subdued by police after the use of a stun gun. She was taken to Providence Medford Medical Center with stab wounds to her legs. She was released later that day and taken to jail.
Court records show Crawford is represented by a court-appointed public defender. Eric Dames, the county's senior domestic violence prosecutor, is handling this case.
Court records show that Crawford and Bowman have multiple arrests for drugs and drug-related offenses.