A North Carolina woman is in jail after "severing her husband's penis," according to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

Victoria Frabutt, 56, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of "malicious castration" after deputies responded to her home in Newport, North Carolina. Law enforcement officers arrived just before 4 a.m. and Frabutt's 61-year-old husband said Frabutt "tied him up and pulled out a knife."

"Deputies were able to recover the body part where it was immediately put on ice and transported to medical personnel," the sheriff's office said in a news release.

The condition of Frabutt's husband, who was taken to a hospital in Greenville, North Carolina, is unknown, according to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office. Frabutt is being held in the Carteret County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond and is set to appear on court on Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said a motive for the castration is unclear. Frabutt is also being charged with kidnapping.