Weather Forecast


Woman arrested in Nelson stabbing

Email News Alerts

A local man is recovering and a woman is in jail after a stabbing incident at a rural Nelson home last Friday.

V. Zephier, chargedAccording to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Vanessa Rae Zephier, 33, allegedly stabbed Marshall Roy Jarvi, 34, multiple times.

0 Talk about it

Both the victim and suspect are from Nelson and the stabbing reportedly happened at 12043 County Road 71 NE, near Nelson shortly after midnight.

On Friday, St. Cloud Hospital reported Jarvi was in fair condition and as of Monday he had been discharged.

Zephier was in court Monday and charged with two counts of second-degree assault, both felonies.

Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
(320) 763-1242