Police: Argument led to West York stabbing

Christopher Dornblaser
  • Police say Alexus Herbst stabbed her brother on Saturday night.
  • The alleged stabbing came after an argument, police said.
  • Herbst remains in York County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Police say an argument over dating led a West York woman to cut her brother with a knife on Saturday night.

Alexus Marie Herbst, 23, of 1610 W. Philadelphia St., is charged with aggravated assault and simple assault, according to charging documents filed by West York Police.

Alleged stabbing: About 9:30 p.m. Saturday, police were sent to Herbst's home for a reported stabbing. When police arrived, Herbst was outside, and she told them she had argued with her brother, which led her to stab him, police said.

Her brother then came out and said, "Look what she did... she stabbed me," according to charging documents.He was found bleeding from large lacerations to both arms, police said.

Herbst and her brother then continued to argue, and at that point the responding officer tried to place Herbst under arrest, police said. Her brother then allegedly yelled, "Don't take her. ... I'll say I did it to myself," documents state.

Alexus Herbst

The two were then taken into the residence, and the brother was looked at by responding personnel, according to police. Police spoke with Herbst while in the home, and she said she was drinking and the two of them got into a fight over people they were seeing, according to police.

She told police her brother started hitting her, and she just stood there and took it, police said.

"Herbst stated that she then went into the kitchen and began stabbing (her brother) with a blue knife that she stated she left on the counter," the officer wrote in charging documents.

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Herbst told police she recorded the alleged incident on her tablet, documents state.

Another woman in the home told police she saw them arguing, then saw blood, police said. She said she attempted to split them up, charging documents state. The woman told police she thought Herbst used the knife to defend herself, according to police.

Inside, police say they could see blood spatter and blood droplets throughout the living room and kitchen, along with soaked blood marks on the sofa and sofa cushions and a broom on the floor, police said.

Herbst was arraigned on the charges Sunday and remains in York County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.