A reported stabbing Wednesday night resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly stabbed a woman, then held her inside his apartment.

A reported stabbing Wednesday night resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly stabbed a woman, then held her inside his apartment.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Michael Peal, 45, cut Tabitha Broom on the face and back inside an apartment at 2202 W. 10th Ave.

Detective Michael Roberts reported that police were sent to the apartment at about 10 p.m. and found blood drops on the ground but could not get anyone to answer the door.

Officers forced their way in because they believed someone might be injured and found Peal and Broom in a bathroom with Peal between Broom and the door, Kizer said.

Roberts reported that Broom had a cut on her face that ran from her nose to her jawbone and told police Peal cut her with a pocket knife after becoming upset when she tried to leave.

A laceration was also found on her back. Broom was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Kizer said Broom had apparently been cut through her dress because the dress was cut the same size as was the cut on her back.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Peal after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery and with false imprisonment, both felonies.

Bridgforth also told Peal to have no contact with Broom until the case is settled.

Kizer said Peal had an extensive criminal record and had been to the penitentiary. Peal said he would hire his own attorney and was instructed to come back to court Jan. 23 at 9 a.m.