WPD Update: Stabbing incident at apartment building on Mill Street

WATERTOWN, NY —  The Watertown Police Department released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon March 22, 2022:

“On this date, at 9:36 AM, uniformed patrol officers were detailed to a second-floor apartment at 309 Mill St. in our city for a report of a female stabbing a male. Officers responded to find 56-year-old Jamie M. Doyle with what appeared to be a small screwdriver impaled in his upper chest area.

Mr. Doyle was able to speak with the officers and medical personnel. He was transported by Guilfoyle Ambulance from the scene. He was brought to a Life Net helicopter and flown to Upstate University Hospital to be treated for his injury.

Uniformed Officers and detectives located 51-year-old Michele L. Matthews of 309 Mill St. in her building.

Our investigation shows she intentionally stabbed Mr. Doyle with the screwdriver
during a domestic in her apartment. She was brought to the department where she was charged with one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

She was processed at the station, transported to Watertown City Court for arraignment, and released on her own recognizance.

We were assisted by the Watertown Fire Department, Guilfoyle Ambulance, Black River Police Department, and the Black River Apartments Management.”

Joseph R. Donoghue Sr.
Detective Lieutenant