Police: Sapulpa Woman Repeatedly Stabs Husband


Monday, October 21st 2013, 3:35 pm
By: Dee Duren


A 64-year-old Sapulpa woman is in Creek County Jail after police say she stabbed her husband. Elaine Marie Pullen is being held on complaints of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and interfering with an emergency call.

Pullen's husband, Billy Ray, called 911, saying his wife had stabbed him. He told officers he woke up because his wife was stabbing him repeatedly.

Police went to the couple's home on West Mockingbird Lane early Sunday and found the victim with stab wounds to the head, neck and arms.

An affidavit of probable cause states that Elaine Pullen got out of bed while her husband was sleeping and got a knife from a dresser drawer.

"She grasped the knife with both hands, and she stood over him and started stabbing," the affidavit states.

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The couple has been married about 36 years, according to court records. When they questioned Elaine Pullen, she reportedly told officers that her husband had not threatened or abused her and that they hadn't quarreled.

"The defendant stated that she could not remember how many times she stabbed him because she lost count," court records state.

"She did not or could not provide a reason."

The victim told officers that when he tried to call police, his wife struggled with him and the phone was unplugged.

Billy Ray Pullen is expected to recover but lost a substantial amount of blood in the attack, according to police.

"His wounds were so severe that had he not obtained medical treatment, he would have surely bled to death," court documents state.