He stabbed her, she stabbed him

A 51-year-old Oak Harbor resident involved in an unusual double-stabbing incident was recently sentenced in Island County Superior Court.

Scott Irvin pleaded guilty April 13 to assault in the third degree, a domestic violence charge.

Judge Vickie Churchill agreed with the sentence recommendation presented by the prosecution and defense. She sentenced Irvin to a month in jail and ordered him to pay $1,317 in fines and fees.

According to court documents, Scott and Rachel Irvin were sitting on a couch next to each other last October when the violence began. Scott Irvin stabbed his wife in the calf with a steak knife. She grabbed the knife from him and stabbed him back, striking him once in the thigh.

The knife nicked Scott Irvin’s femoral artery and he lost a great deal of blood. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition, but later recovered. His wife’s injury was not serious, the report states.

Court records state that the couple appeared intoxicated when deputies responded.

Rachel Irvin, a former employee of Island County Juvenile Court Services, was prosecuted first. She pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and received a 90-day sentence.

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