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Albert Lea woman arrested after assaulting boyfriend

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ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) -- An Albert Lea woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend with a screwdriver, but he claims she didn't do it. 

The Albert Lea Police Department confirms Samantha Freeman was arrested Wednesday night in the 1200 block of Saint Joseph Ave.

Investigators say Freeman hit her boyfriend, Brian Dowdell, in the head with a hammer and then stabbed him in the chest and back with a screwdriver.

Dowdell was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System, but was not treated for any injuries. 

KTTC spoke with Dowdell on Thursday, who said he will not press charges against Freeman.

He claims it wasn't Freeman who stabbed him. 

"It wasn't her, it was someone else. I know it was someone else, she ain't that crazy. I love her...it's not her," Dowdell said. 

The Albert Lea Police Department has a conflicting report. 

"Last night, just before 7 p.m., officers were dispatched. There was a female who showed up who was acting disorderly and out of control, that stated she had stabbed her boyfriend...That was the initial report, that she came over there and made that utterance that she had stabbed her boyfriend," said Lt. Darren Hanson of the Albert Lea Police Department. 

Dowdell did confirm that he and Freeman had been drinking prior to the alleged altercation. 

Freeman is currently being held at the Freeborn County Jail. 

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