A Floyd County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in the face. 

Delbert Conn, 33, of Garrett, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with first-degree assault, a felony.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Martin reports in the citation that he met the alleged victim at the McDowell ARH hospital at 3 a.m. on Tuesday. The woman had to have 55 stitches in her face and hands following the alleged attack by Conn, Martin claimed in the citation. 

“The victim took 55 stitches to stitch her face as well as stitches on two different cuts in her hand,” he wrote in the citation. 

He explained in the citation, “Upon speaking with the female, she advised me that the male subject had went and took his drug test and failed through his parole. Stated once he got home early in the evening he used more drugs and was talking out of his head.” 

The alleged assault occurred later that evening, after Conn had been taken to his mother’s house, the citation says. 

“She stated later in the night the subject…wanted her to bring him his guitars and clothes to his mothers house,” Martin wrote. “Once at the house she stated the male subject became enraged and picked up the knife. She stated the male subject then attacked her with the knife and cut her in the face and hand.” 

The woman got away from Conn and traveled to her parent’s house and they took her to the hospital for treatment, Martin reported.

Conn entered a not guilty plea to the charges during arraignment on Oct. 4. That hearing had been postponed from the day prior because Conn was allegedly “not sober” enough to participate.

District Judge Jimmy Marcum scheduled a preliminary hearing in the case for Oct. 9. 

He set Conn’s bond at $100,000 cash. If Conn does make bond and gets out of jail, Marcum ordered him to stay 2,000 feet away from the alleged victim.

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