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    Posted on August 11th, 2008 Kirk No comments

    Woman arrested for allegedly stabbing two at Testy Fest
    By TRISTAN SCOTT of the Missoulian

    A 24-year-old Plains woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly stabbing a man and a woman with a butterfly knife at the Testicle Festival east of Missoula.

    Ramah Irene McDonald is charged with two felony counts of assault with a weapon and a misdemeanor count of obstructing a peace officer. She faces a possible penalty of 40 years in prison and remains in custody at the Missoula County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bail.

    The alleged victims were treated for multiple stab wounds to the chest, arms and legs at a Missoula hospital and released the same day.

    According to an affidavit, McDonald drew the ire of several guests after flashing her bare breasts at a married man in a camping area outside the Rock Creek Lodge, where the five-day Testicle Festival is held.

    Several guests asked McDonald to leave, but she refused. A fight broke out at around 4 a.m. between McDonald and another woman, who is related to the married man’s wife.

    Witnesses told detectives that McDonald was in a heated argument with Jaimie Clark, and that the verbal exchange quickly escalated into a fist fight.

    Jesse Rivas tried to break up the fight, but McDonald pulled out a butterfly knife and stabbed him once in the chest and once in the back of his leg, according to the affidavit. McDonald then stabbed Clark repeatedly in her arms and legs and ran away from the campsite.

    A short time later, McDonald returned to the scene holding a second knife and screaming, then began licking blood from her own arm saying, “I love the taste of blood,” according to the affidavit.

    When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the campsite, Rivas was lying face down on the ground and Clark was sitting on the steps of a camper beside him.

    For a report on the number of DUI arrests at this weekend’s festival, see the print edition of Tuesday’s Missoulian.

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