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Police: Lakeside woman arrested after allegedly striking husband with bamboo stick

Arrested: Elizabeth Moule (Coos County Sheriff's Office booking photo)

LAKESIDE, Ore. -- A Coos County woman was arrested after police responded to a report of an injured man in Lakeside.

Just before 9 p.m. Friday, Coos County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home on North Lake Road in Lakeside after 42-year-old Elizabeth Moule had called 911 to report her husband had a head injury.

She was unable to explain to the dispatchers how the injury occurred, the report said. Deputies arrived and spoke with the woman, who appeared under the influence of narcotics, police said.

Moule tried telling deputies her husband had hurt himself, according to the report.

Her husband told deputies that he asked Moule about his chainsaw and what she did with it. He told deputies she told him she pawned it and, when he asked her to provide the pawn slip, she “flipped out on him," police said.

The husband said, at the time, he was bent over and starting a fire in the wood stove. he told deputies his wife struck him three times in the head with a bamboo stick,the report said.

Deputies observed several lacerations and blood on the man’s head, as well as scratches on his face, the report said. He was treated at the scene by Lakeside Fire Department and Lower Umpqua Ambulance, but refused transport to the hospital.

Deputies located the bamboo stick, which was about three feet in length and had fresh blood on the end of it, officials said.

Deputies confronted Elizabeth Moule with this information and she still denied doing anything to him, police said.

She was arrested and charged with second degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

She was transported to the Coos County Jail, booked and lodged on $275,000 bail.

Her husband was treated at the scene.

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