Oakdale woman arrested after allegedly throwing knife at brother

OAKDALE — An Oakdale woman who allegedly threw a knife at her brother, severing his nostril, was arrested on Sunday afternoon on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem, according to the Oakdale Police Department.

Carolyn Jane Davidson, 48, and her brother, Richard Rauch, 50, were arguing while inside his black Mercedes, which was parked in front of the home they both reside in in the 600 block of North 2nd Street.

Witnesses told police that Davidson got out of the passenger seat naked and went into the house. Davidson’s son came out of the house and got into the car, and Davidson followed in a robe, imploring Rauch to get out, witnesses said.

When Rauch got out, she threw the knife 20 to 30 feet, hitting him in the face, witnesses told police. Davidson’s son drove the bleeding Rauch to a hospital. He was later transferred to another hospital for further treatment and possible surgery, police said.

When questioned by Oakdale police master officer Mike Walsh, Rauch told him that he was injured in a fall, and did not implicate his sister. police said.

When police arrived at the scene after the incident, which was reported at 4:41 p.m., they found a pool of blood. They took Davidson into custody.