NEW DETAILS: New Lebanon woman, 43, charged with stabbing teenager in the chest


May 31 – A New Lebanon woman is charged with stabbing a teenager in the chest last week during a fight in a McDonald’s parking lot, court documents show.

Tracy Jean Baker, 43, is due in court Tuesday in Montgomery County Municipal Court – West Division on two counts of felony assault.

The charges stem from a Thursday incident when a minor was stabbed in the parking lot of 350 W. Main St. in New Lebanon.

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The stabbing victim was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Upon investigation, police said there had been a fight between two groups and after collecting evidence, including video, they arrested Baker and a minor.

Cellphone video showed a few people fighting in the parking lot. At one point, onlookers said one of the assailants used pepper spray, and after the brief scuffle, a teenager could be heard shouting “Get stabbed!”

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Police said around 5:30 p.m. during the fight, Baker stabbed a teenage boy in the chest, the affidavit said.

Baker remains in the Montgomery County Jail. His bail was set at $10,000. She is sentenced to electronic home arrest if she posts bond, according to court records.


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