Husband accused of stabbing wife; she said she fell and stabbed herself

Mark Scott

Mark Scott

A Golden Gate Estates man was arrested early Friday, accused of stabbing his wife, requiring she be airlifted to the hospital.

But she told investigators she fell and accidentally stabbed herself, according to an arrest report.

Mark Scott, 42, of the 10000 block of Heritage Bay Boulevard, was arrested by Collier County sheriff's deputies at his home around 4 a.m. He is facing a felony charge of aggravated battery with great bodily harm.

Around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Scott's wife told an emergency dispatcher she stabbed herself in the back and stomach. When deputies arrived, they found her naked in the bathroom with lacerations to her back, upper abdomen and forehead, reports said.

She told deputies she fell and stabbed herself in the back with a hunting knife at her bedside, reports said. As she attempted to get up with the help of her husband, she fell forward, stabbed herself in the stomach, and hit her head on the night stand.

Scott recounted a largely similar story, adding that his wife asked him to research online how to stop the bleeding.

The shorts Scott was wearing when deputies arrived did not have blood on them. However, a pair of denim shorts on his side of the bed were "saturated with blood," the arrest report said.

Investigators questioned the story, stating in reports that the lacerations on the alleged victim's back "could not have been self-inflicted and did not appear to be consistent with injuries from a fall."

Scott's two young children were locked in their bedroom and told deputies they hadn't seen or heard anything. When asked why they were locked in, the children said their stepmother had told them to lock the door to "keep them safe from their father."

Because of inconsistencies in Scott's account and the location of the wounds on his wife's back, he was arrested.

His wife was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital by helicopter. However, she was not listed in the patient directory Friday. Patients or law enforcement can ask a name to be excluded from the directory, according to hospital staff.

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Comments » 42

LGoldstein writes:

An alien Zombie attact would be more plausible.

mowog writes:

This is definitley not in Golden Gate Estates. NDN, get a county map showing subdivisions & use it!

MisterK writes:

Where's the Warren Commission when you need them?

swfl_ff writes:

Funny thing in the original article about this story they said it was an accidental stabbing and that it took place in North Naples. Now that there was an arrest the location was changed to Golden Gate. Funny how that happens.

Heritage Bay is off Immokalee Rd east of CR951. While it is not technically in the Golden Gate Estates platted subdivision that area is generally considered a part of Golden Gate. It is in CCSO's Golden Gate District which includes a lot of areas that are outside the platted Golden Gate subdivision.

ResidentofNaples writes:

"requiring she be airlifted" ????

requiring her to be airlifted.....
again, unbelievable grammar mistakes !!!

I hope they place the children in a safe home.

Here4Now writes:

Accidentally stabbed herself in the back? Hmmmm, it could happen.
NOT

Creep writes:

Suks fallen on a knife 3 or 4 times before you get your balance

Creep writes:

Careful she doesn't fall out of the helicoptor

HAP writes:

Sad that she would lie for this POS. Protective custody, or else.

almasonlybar writes:

Boy, if I had a nickle for every time I tried that excuse............

blefebvre writes:

Honest officer, I was holding the knife and she fell backward on it.

blefebvre writes:

in response to ResidentofNaples:

"requiring she be airlifted" ????

requiring her to be airlifted.....
again, unbelievable grammar mistakes !!!

I hope they place the children in a safe home.

You think that is bad! I'll never forget the one I read many years ago in NDN that stated that a man was fatally injured but it was not serious.

Jack1955 writes:

Hopefully, this woman will wise up and contact the Naples Abused Women's Shelter. Otherwise, she may not survive the next accidental hunting knife flip-flop.

Sick writes:

Sounds like a scary movie scene.

furball writes:

If she doesn't tell the truth she will end of dead some day. Sad

CarpeVeritas writes:

I think she takes Tammy Wynette too seriously.

rtsspeaks writes:

There will be a next time and the knife will be bigger!!!!!
As was once said "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle."
Get away from a bum when he hits you the first time as there will be a next time and a next time,etc.

dixiedrifter writes:

Wonder how many times she's run her face into his fist...

Sick writes:

in response to rtsspeaks:

There will be a next time and the knife will be bigger!!!!!
As was once said "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle."
Get away from a bum when he hits you the first time as there will be a next time and a next time,etc.

Maybe she likes it rough? Not all women like to be treated like little pets.

If you do then that's fine. But don't insist your idea of what is good for women on others who are not like you.

myrealname writes:

Why can't I ever be the first one to point out the grammar and geography errors in these articles. I want everyone to know how smart I am too. :(
...or is it also??

milo writes:

PROVEN FACT:
ALL SPOUSE, CHILD AND ANIMAL ABUSERS HAVE DEEPLY BURIED LATENT SEXUAL PROBLEMS. THEY ARE AFRAID OF ADMITTING THAT. SO INSTEAD OF COMING OUT THEY LASH OUT AT THE HELPLESS. SOLUTION IS SIMPLE; ADMIT IT, GET A BOYFRIEND, OR THE STATE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH ONE IN THE SLAMMER

Sick writes:

Forget my previous posts. I just seen his picture. He tried to wack her.

wnaples writes:

in response to blefebvre:

You think that is bad! I'll never forget the one I read many years ago in NDN that stated that a man was fatally injured but it was not serious.

You people are right about poor grammar in NN articles! However...remember if the reporters "didn't gradgiate da tird grade dey don't cost much to employ"! :>)

FlaBlkPanther writes:

Looks Like Les Nesman!

FlaBlkPanther writes:

I hate it when I fall on my hunting knife...ouch!

Therealist writes:

Shoot an unarmed boy in Sanford and go home the same night with no charges.

Have a wife that self-admittedly stabs herself and get taken to jail and charged with aggravated battery in Collier County.

Conflict_Resolution writes:

in response to Sick:

Maybe she likes it rough? Not all women like to be treated like little pets.

If you do then that's fine. But don't insist your idea of what is good for women on others who are not like you.

I know you're joking but Christ.........

Conflict_Resolution writes:

in response to milo:

PROVEN FACT:
ALL SPOUSE, CHILD AND ANIMAL ABUSERS HAVE DEEPLY BURIED LATENT SEXUAL PROBLEMS. THEY ARE AFRAID OF ADMITTING THAT. SO INSTEAD OF COMING OUT THEY LASH OUT AT THE HELPLESS. SOLUTION IS SIMPLE; ADMIT IT, GET A BOYFRIEND, OR THE STATE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH ONE IN THE SLAMMER

Lets start with a false premise (Proven Fact). Then lets make a very arrogant statement (All spouse etc have deeply buried sexual problems). Lets make another arrogant statement that they're all afraid of admitting it. Come on now, sport.

blefebvre writes:

In the mug shot photo he looks like a Nazi from the movie Raiders Of The Lost Ark. At the end of the movie he melts - perfect ending.

Sick writes:

in response to Conflict_Resolution:

I know you're joking but Christ.........

LOL

Robertofnaples writes:

And she is the second wife. What happened to the first? Oh she also fell on her own knife several times too. What are the odds of that? Why were the Children locked into thier room? Okay, okay; it does sound as though she really attempted suicide. While there is data showing some men that are abusers are indeed likely to have latent tendencies, that are repressed due to a strong father figure, attempts to scare his son straight. That does not apply in all cases. But pictures speak a "TThousthand" words. Well at least his secret questions will soon be answered. Hope he likes it rough as well. (o) before jail;(O) after jail. Yes jail is a real eye opener!!!

cons3rvative writes:

deport him

esprit writes:

Looks like he escaped from the walk-on wannabe shoot for Deliverance or maybe a patient of Nurse Ratchett ....if I'd have said I fell on the knife then I would have added that "oops he fell on it more." Are they even serious? What a worm. Eww that's an insult to worms everywhere.

okay writes:

Mr. Scott, you are an embarrassment to the white race. I pray your children are taken from you and never returned. I'm certain they've seen and heard more than any child should ever have to experience. You sir, are a perfect example of a choice candidate for mandatory sterilization. You shouldn't be allowed to own pets, let alone procreate.

Lemme writes:

He's definitely a tea party/NRA member. I'm sure he's lobbying to carry his weapon at the RNC in Tampa.

Listenherebuster writes:

in response to okay:

Mr. Scott, you are an embarrassment to the white race. I pray your children are taken from you and never returned. I'm certain they've seen and heard more than any child should ever have to experience. You sir, are a perfect example of a choice candidate for mandatory sterilization. You shouldn't be allowed to own pets, let alone procreate.

You do not know this man and you don't know the circumstances. I find it interesting that not one person would ever question the woman in the situation. There is not any possibility that she is only trying to be a victim. No one will question her motives for lying to the police? Hmm...cuz there is absolutely no way that they have abused eachother? What kind of people are we that we've forgotten "innocent until proven guilty"? Every man or woman who has posted on this article disgusts me. You will take time out of your day to judge a man you have no affiliation with and it utterly disgusts me. You all are the disappointments.

And to say that he doesn't deserve his children. I know for a fact that he loves them more than life itself. And that he tried to reach out to find help. He is a great man who made a mistake. He doesn't deserve anything you have said. You have no right to judge, for that right alone is with God.

milo writes:

in response to johnwaynegacy:

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THAT ISN'T ANIMAL, CHILD OR WIFE ABUSE/ YOU ARE SAFE. I'M TALKING ABOUT PUNKS THAT PICK ON KIDS AND KITTENS AND PUPPIES. PUNCHING A GIRL IS A REAL BRAVE ACT TOO. THEY NEED BOYFRIENDS, BUT WONT ADMIT IT.

milo writes:

in response to Conflict_Resolution:

Lets start with a false premise (Proven Fact). Then lets make a very arrogant statement (All spouse etc have deeply buried sexual problems). Lets make another arrogant statement that they're all afraid of admitting it. Come on now, sport.

THERE IS ONE PROVEN FACT ABUSERS ARE LESS THAN REAL MEN..THEY ARE PUNKS. HURT A KITTEN OR A PUPPY. PUNCH A GIRL. PUNKS

Here4Now writes:

in response to Damyankee:

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HA! Busted out laughing! Thanks for making me remember that - it was hillarious!

Patton writes:

in response to milo:

THERE IS ONE PROVEN FACT ABUSERS ARE LESS THAN REAL MEN..THEY ARE PUNKS. HURT A KITTEN OR A PUPPY. PUNCH A GIRL. PUNKS

You're right about that. They are worse than punks.

cheffypooh writes:

in response to cons3rvative:

deport him

What? Deport him!!! What are you talking about? It looks like Naples News has already done that for us....first Mr. Scott was in North Naples, and now he and his family are from Golden Gate Estates....next they will deport him to Immokalee.

I just think the whole stabbing was an issue of both of them forgetting to create a "safe word" for their S&M bedroom fantasies that went beyond their control.

At least the Step-mother was smart enough to lock the children in their rooms if they heard any screaming or unusally noises.

Nobbynees writes:

in response to Listenherebuster:

You do not know this man and you don't know the circumstances. I find it interesting that not one person would ever question the woman in the situation. There is not any possibility that she is only trying to be a victim. No one will question her motives for lying to the police? Hmm...cuz there is absolutely no way that they have abused eachother? What kind of people are we that we've forgotten "innocent until proven guilty"? Every man or woman who has posted on this article disgusts me. You will take time out of your day to judge a man you have no affiliation with and it utterly disgusts me. You all are the disappointments.

And to say that he doesn't deserve his children. I know for a fact that he loves them more than life itself. And that he tried to reach out to find help. He is a great man who made a mistake. He doesn't deserve anything you have said. You have no right to judge, for that right alone is with God.

To Listenherebuster: My sentiments exactly.. There is more to this story, I'm sure. As you said, he loves his children.. I know that as well and also that he would never harm them. If we know that, then it only stands to reason that his wife had to know that. So why would she tell them she was locking them in their bedroom to protect them from their father? Unless maybe she was planning something that she didn't want them to see. And to all those commented on how he looks, have you ever seen anyone look good in those orange jumpsuits?

for his wife to lock them in their bedroom and tell them it was for protection from their father

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