On Monday evening, March 4th at about 6:30 Plymouth Police and EMS were dispatched for the report of a male subject who had been stabbed in the chest on the city’s south side.

Arriving on the scene, Officer Chris Miller conducted a short investigation before taking 35-year-old Melissa Hite of 421 South Walnut Street into custody.  

The police report states that Hite allegedly stabbed 48-year-old Eric Natalio Pedroza in the chest.

Melissa Hite was arrested and lodged in the Marshall County Jail for domestic battery with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. Hite is being held on a $1,500 cash bond.

Officer Miller said the investigation into the case is ongoing.    

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