The Cheryl Ann White, 50, of Battle Creek, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 7 in 10th District Court in Calhoun County after critically wounding R&B superstar Mary J. Blige's father by stabbing him in the neck. She was held on a half-million dollars' cash bail Friday on a charge of assault with intent to murder.
Thomas Blige, 63, also of Battle Creek, remained in critical condition at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Battle Creek police said White stabbed Blige during a domestic dispute Thursday morning after he discovered his former girlfriend was slashing the tires on his sport-utility vehicle.
Mary J. Blige, still hasn't made any comment on the incident.
Police said Blige confronted White when he discovered her slashing the tires on his car. "During the course of the confrontation, the female stabbed the victim in the neck," according to an incident report.
Source say the former couple have been arguing since August.