North Charleston woman charged in stabbing incident

Published: Aug. 13, 2015 at 2:27 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2015 at 4:08 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A North Charleston woman is charged with assault and battery in connection with a stabbing incident Wednesday night.

North Charleston Police say Arlene Jackson, 49, knocked on the door of a Clements Avenue home and when the victim opened the door, she stabbed in the face with a broken glass bottle. Police say the two then got into a fight over the broken bottle.

Police responded when a concerned citizen flagged down an officer and reported a loud noise from the home. The officer contacted the victim and found Jackson sitting on the floor. The incident report states both were bleeding and the male had a cut to his face. The interior of the residence was reported to be in disarray with broken objects on the floor, the report states.

The victim told police Jackson stabbed him in the face with glass unprovoked. Jackson said she stabbed the man because he had been beating on her, the report states.

A witness told police he and some friends had been sitting outside next door on a shared porch at the time of the incident and saw Jackson knock on the victim's door and stab him with the broken glass bottle when he opened the door.

The witness told police the victim yelled, "She stabbed me," and Jackson and the victim then became involved in a physical altercation over the broken glass bottle, which was pointed like a knife.

Police state the victim sustained a large puncture and laceration to the right portion of his face, large lacerations to his right arm, and lacerations on his hands. Both Jackson and the victim were transported to area hospitals, the report states.

The victim claimed he has spent time with Jackson before, but was not in a relationship with her.

A judge set bond for Jackson at $40,000 on the assault and battery charge.

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