SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City woman was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for stabbing her boyfriend in the groin area.

Natasha Drappeaux, 39, pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to domestic abuse assault causing serious injury. As part of a plea agreement, a charge of willful injury was dismissed.

According to court documents, Drappeaux and her boyfriend, Salahadin Adem, were intoxicated and arguing over money at the Ida apartment building, 1901 Pierce St., on March 2. During the quarrel, Drappeaux grabbed a knife and stabbed Adem in the groin area, left forearm and left upper arm.

Adem had to undergo surgery after losing a large amount of blood from the groin wound.

Drappeaux must pay restitution to Adem in an amount yet to be determined and also pay $3,802 to the Iowa Crime Victim Compensation Program.

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