October 4 shortly after midnight, State Police in Saint Albans received a call about a stabbing on Gore Rd in Highgate. Caitlin Bockus (age 29) called to advise that she had just stabbed someone, and her ex-boyfriend was bringing that person to the hospital, police say.
It was later determined that an altercation occurred between Bockus and Amy Plattner (age 41). Bockus was stating she stabbed Plattner in self-defense after being attacked, but according to Plattner and the ex-boyfriend, Bockus was the aggressor. Both of them advised Bockus was never assaulted, and she stabbed Plattner without warning.
Plattner went to Northwestern Medical Center but was later transferred to UVM Medical Center. Her injuries are considered serious but stable, and she was able to speak with the Troopers at the hospital to give her side of the story. Bockus was charged with the crime of aggravated assault and was lodged at Chittenden County Corrections for lack of $1000 bail.