Newport woman charged after castrating husband gets $500,000 bond

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Carteret Co., NC Sheriff’s Office

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) A woman charged after castrating her husband had her first appearance in court Wednesday morning, officials said.

District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that Victoria T. Frabutt, 56, of Newport, appeared at Carteret County District Court.

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office investigated the call that she had tied up her husband, or otherwise restrained him, and then maimed him by cutting off his penis.

The investigation resulted in felony charges of malicious maiming and kidnapping.

Upon her arrest, the magistrate set a secured bond of $ 100,000 for her release.

At her first appearance before District Court Judge Dave McFadyen, Frabutt was advised of the charges against her, and the possible punishments if convicted.

She requested the appointment of counsel, and Judge McFadyen appointed the public defender to represent her.

The District Attorney’s Office, represented by Assistant District Attorney Ashley Eatmon, requested that Frabutt’s bond be increased, given the severity of the charges, and that certain conditions be added.

After hearing from ADA Eatmon, Judge McFadyen granted those requests.

The judge set Frabutt’s secured bond at $500,000 and added conditions that she:

  • Not leave the State pending trial of the cases
  • Not possess any firearms or other dangerous weapons of any kind
  • Have no contact with the victim of any kind
  • Not go to the victim’s residence or any place where he is receiving care, pending trial.

Judge McFadyen also ordered that, if Frabutt is able to post the bond, she be required to be monitored by an electronic monitoring device at all times.

Frabutt’s next court date is September 20, in Carteret County District Court.


NEWPORT, NC (WNCT) – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested and charged a woman on Tuesday after her husband told them his wife castrated him.

Just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, CCSO deputies responded to a home at Murdoch Road in Newport, where James Frabutt, age 61, reported that his wife, Victoria Thomas Frabutt, age 56, had tied him up, pulled out a knife, and cut off his penis.

Deputies recovered the man’s penis, put it on ice, and took the man to Vidant Medical Center, where he is being treated.

Victoria Frabutt was arrested and charged with Malicious Castration and Kidnapping.

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

Her first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

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