A pregnant woman was stabbed in the abdomen late Sunday night in Parsonsfield following a fight that started on social media.

Sheriff Bill King said the incident began when the 26-year-old victim, who is 20 weeks pregnant, and her husband were involved in a social media argument in which threats were exchanged with another couple. The couples decided to meet at the old Box Shop on Sokokis Road in Parsonsfield.

After the couples arrived at the Box Shop, the argument continued and escalated into a physical fight between the victim’s husband and another man, King said.

Danielle Emery Photo courtesy of York County Jail

“The victim’s husband was getting the best of his mutual combatant when the man’s fiancee, Danielle Emery, 18, of Porter, interceded and kicked the victim’s husband,” King said. “This infuriated the victim, who then got into a physical altercation with Danielle and they began to fight.”

During the fight, Emery pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the abdomen, King said.

King said social media posts “clearly demonstrated it was common knowledge that the victim was pregnant.”

The victim, whose hometown was not released, was having difficulty breathing and was rushed to Bridgton Hospital. She was then taken by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center.

King did not know the condition of the woman Monday night.

Emery was arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault. She was held initially on $50,000 cash bail. At her initial appearance Monday at Springvale District Court, where she appeared via video link from the jail, her bail was lowered to $10,000. She had not made bail by Monday evening. Emery’s next court date is Oct. 16.

If  she makes bail, she will subject to a number of conditions – including that she have no direct or indirect contact with the victim and three other people; that she not use or possess alcohol, marijuana or illegal drugs, and that she not possess dangerous weapons, including knives.

Journal Tribune Staff Writer Tammy Wells contributed to this report.

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