On Sunday, November 30, 2014 at about 1:00 pm Shelton Police Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 700 block of W Cota Street for a reported stabbing.  On arrival Officers found a 34 year old female subject who was suffering from an apparent stab wound to the back.  After being treated by medics at the scene, the victim was transported to Mason General Hospital and later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  She was interactive with Medics and Officers at the scene; her current condition is unknown.

The suspect had fled the scene prior to Officers’ arrival, but later returned to the area and was apprehended by Shelton Police. The suspect, 39 year old Yvonne J. Belle (a resident of Shelton), is currently in custody on charges of Attempted Murder and Assault 1st Degree.

A motive for the incident has not yet been determined as the matter is in the early stages of investigation.  The parties involved are familiar with each other.