Stabbed woman jailed on warrant

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A woman who was stabbed in the leg Monday evening, allegedly by her sister, was treated for her wound and then booked at the county jail on an outstanding court warrant, authorities said.

Robyn L. Ruiz, 26, of Vancouver, the stabbing victim, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to treat the 1-inch laceration to her back right thigh. She needed several stitches, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.

When officials ran her name, it was connected with an outstanding district court warrant, Kapp said. Police booked her at the Clark County Jail for violating a domestic violence court order.

Police say Ruiz was stabbed by her sister, Jeralee J. Bigback, 18, of Vancouver around 6:23 p.m. at an apartment in the Evergreen Village Apartments complex, 2501 N.E. 138th Ave. Ruiz told witnesses she was stabbed by her sister, but she was reluctant to speak with police.

After a short foot chase, police arrested Bigback and booked her into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault and minor in possession of alcohol, Kapp said.

Ruiz and Bigback remained in the jail Tuesday night.