MOULTRIE, Ga. — Stories differ over how a missed phone call transpired between a Moultrie couple, but the tale ended with one of them in the emergency room with a stab wound.

Police were called at 2:40 a.m. Saturday to Colquitt Regional Medical Center where Kenneth Robinson was being treated for a stab wound to the back. Robinson, 60, told the officer that his wife Rosie Mae Robinson stabbed him during an argument.

The dispute arose out of a phone call Rosie Robinson made to her husband that he did not pick up, police said. At about midnight she walked from her brother’s 1228 10th St. S.W. residence to the couple’s residence down the street at 1220.

Kenneth Robinson told police that she confronted him because he did not answer, and he told her that he did not realize she had called. After he pushed Rosie Robinson, who was standing in the doorway to the patio, out of the way she grabbed a kitchen knife which she used to stab him once in the back, police reports said.

When the officer spoke with Rosie Robinson, she said that she did confront her husband about not answering her call, and that when she arrived the cell phone indicated he had rejected her call.

An argument ensued on the patio, she told police, and when he charged her she reached for a large kitchen knife from a wooden knife block and stabbed him “to get away from him.” During the incident she reached for the knife behind her and extended her arm over his shoulder to stab him, according to her account.

When police asked Rosie Robinson about alcohol consumption, she said she had consumed four beers at her brother’s residence.

Rosie Robinson, 46, was charged with aggravated assault.

Kenneth Robinson was treated at the hospital and released, a Colquitt Regional spokeswoman said.

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