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Waterloo woman arrested for stabbing man in face

Darlene Valeda Oden Darlene Valeda Oden

Waterloo police say they arrested a woman Thursday night after she stabbed a man in the eye during an argument.

When officers arrived in the 1000 block of West 4th Street at around 11:35 p.m., they found 49-year-old Wesley Leforrest Polk of Waterloo, standing in the alley.  They say Polk had been stabbed in the right eye and cheek.

Polk told officers that he had gotten into an argument with 57-year-old Darlene Valeda Oden of Waterloo and she stabbed him in the face.

Police say the stabbing happened at 1009 West 4th Street in apartment #2.  They say a long, two-pronged cooking fork was used in the stabbing.

Oden was arrested and is charged with willful injury and going armed with intent.

Polk was taken to Covenant Medical Center.  He was later transferred to University of Iowa hospitals and Clinics for surgery.

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