On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 4:25 am the Cleveland Police Department was dispatched to a residence located in the 900 block of Beach Avenue in regards to female bleeding.
Upon arrival at the residence, Officers found a 31 year of age female inside the residence lying on the floor. Officers observed stab wounds to the back of the female’s head. Officers discovered the female had a knife blade lodged in the back of her head. EMS arrived and transported the female to the HCA Healthcare Kingwood Emergency Room.
Cleveland Police Department Investigators were called in to assist with the investigation. A search warrant was obtained at which Investigators processed the crime scene. Interviews were conducted with both the boyfriend and the victim in this case. Investigators determined the female and her boyfriend were involved in an argument that led to the boyfriend stabbing the female multiple times in the back of the head with a knife.
The female is currently in stable condition and is awaiting surgery for the removal of the knife blade that is lodged in her head.
The boyfriend is identified as James Vernon McGowen, age 64 of Cleveland.
James McGowen is currently being held in the Cleveland Police Department Jail. McGowen is currently charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. \