Sebastian man stabs wife during argument on Fourth of July, officials say

Mugshot of man who stabbed wife on Fourth of July

SEBASTIAN — A 46-year-old man was arrested after he stabbed his wife in the chest with a hunting knife on the Fourth of July, according to an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Binh Ngo, 46, of the 200 block of Turtle Run Drive, Sebastian, was charged with attempted murder and false imprisonment. He is being held at the Indian River County Jail on $120,000 bond.

Sebastian police responded about 9:30 p.m.  Tuesday to a call of a woman being stabbed by her husband at their apartment, the report states. Officers spoke with the woman at the scene, who was holding a blood-soaked rag to her chest.

She told officers she and her husband were arguing about getting a divorce in the master bedroom when her husband, later identified as Ngo, became angry and told her “I am going to kill you.”

The two have been married for the past 25 years and have three kids together, the report states.

She said Ngo then pulled out a large hunting knife and stabbed her once in the chest, the report states. The woman, who was bleeding, said she tried to get around Ngo, but he was blocking her from leaving the room.

Witnesses told officers Ngo fled from the apartment in a white pickup truck.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment. Her condition was not immediately available.

When officers searched the apartment, they found a black hunting knife on the dining room floor with what appeared to be blood at the top of the blade, the report states.

Officers traced Ngo’s cell phone and discovered about 9 a.m. Wednesday he was at a Vero Beach home. They went to a home in the 700 block of 17th Place Southwest, arrested Ngo and took him to the county jail for booking.


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