Search Warrant Provides New Details In Glouster Stabbing Case

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A search warrant filed as part of the investigation into the stabbing of a Glouster woman earlier this month provides more details of what happened as part of the alleged crime.

Julie Nott (aka Julie Craig) was allegedly stabbed multiple times in the chest stomach and hand by her ex-husband Frederick Craig Jr. at her residence on March 11. Nott survived her wounds.

According to the search warrant affidavit, Craig, 52, of New Lexington, allegedly admitted to officers on the scene that he had hidden the knife used in the stabbing in a bag of dog food. Officers located a steak knife in the bag.

The affidavit goes on to state that Craig claimed he stabbed Nott because she had a knife and tried to stab him. “So Frederick Craig Jr. took the knife from Julie Craig and stabbed her with it.”

A witness named in the search warrant advised officers that Craig was not permitted at the residence.

While being interviewed by officers at the Glouster Police Department, Craig is alleged to have shown the officers how he stabbed Nott during the incident and admitted that he knew what he had done was wrong.

Following the incident, officers were made aware that items, including prescription drugs, money and a woman’s ring were allegedly missing from the crime scene.

The affidavit states that a woman’s ring was found to be in the possession of Craig at the time of his arrest.

The search warrant gave permission for the officers to obtain Craig’s fingerprints for comparison to those on the pill bottle located at the residence and the knife.

Craig has been indicted on 10 charges related to the incident and is scheduled to be arraigned on April 1.

He is charged with two counts each of attempted murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and felonious assault, along with one count each of tampering with evidence and domestic violence. All of the charges are felonies except domestic violence which is a first-degree misdemeanor.

Craig has been held at Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail since his arrest.