When police arrived at the home of Shery Lynn Downs, her husband was on the front steps holding a bloody towel to his face.
Officers followed a blood trail into the home and located Downs. The 52-year-old appeared to be intoxicated and told police that her husband had hurt himself.
According to the Billings Gazette, "Downs reportedly told police her husband had been causing problems by urinating on the floor, and that he had called a cable company and given a false name in an attempt to get cable service."
Downs' husband told police that his wife told him she wanted to "cut him up" and slashed him in the face with a "cleaver-type" knife.
The cut on his face was several inches deep and required surgery.
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