Victoria Frabutt has since been charged with malicious castration and kidnapping, according to Carteret County Sheriff's Office

By Joelle Goldstein
September 11, 2019 01:15 AM
Victoria Frabutt
Carteret County Sheriff's Office

A North Carolina woman was taken into custody this week after she allegedly tied up her husband at knife-point and cut off his penis.

Victoria Frabutt was arrested by local authorities on Tuesday morning for allegedly attacking her husband James Frabutt.

A spokesperson from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that officers were called to the couple’s Newport home just before 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.

When they arrived, James, 61, claimed that his wife had pulled out a knife and tied him up inside their North Carolina home.

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Victoria, 56, allegedly proceeded to cut off her husband’s penis, which was eventually recovered by authorities and put on ice, according to the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.

James was then transported to the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville while authorities took Victoria into custody.

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At this time, it is unclear whether doctors were able to reattach James’ penis and why Victoria allegedly severed her husband’s body part.

A spokesperson for the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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In the hours following the incident, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said Victoria was charged with malicious castration and kidnapping.

She is currently being held at the Carteret County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

Victoria is expected to appear in court on Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office announced.

An attorney for Victoria could not immediately be located by PEOPLE.

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