South Carolina woman was arrested a charge of domestic abuse for having allegedly stabbed her common-law husband on Christmas Eve with a decorative ceramic squirrel after he came home with no beer.
Helen Ann Williams, 44, a resident on Clifton Street in North Charleston, was in the Charleston County jail on $10,000 cash bond, jail records showed Friday. Williams is scheduled to appear at a hearing in Charleston County Circuit Court in April to answer a felony charge of domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
According law enforcement reports, Williams’ 41-year-old husband had set out to purchase beer late on Tuesday night. However, when he returned home empty-handed because the stores were closed, Williams attacked him.
As Williams’ husband was preparing a sandwich for himself, Williams allegedly picked up the ceramic squirrel struck him over the head with it. Williams then stabbed him in the chest with it.
Williams’ husband was able to flee to a neighbor’s home and called 911. Officers arrived at the scene shortly after midnight to find Williams’ husband covered in blood, cuts and lacerations on his shoulder and face and a gash in his chest.
The woman attempted to convince police that her husband had fallen. Officers investigating the scene were skeptical of Williams’ recounting of the story because of blood on the suspects clothes and hands and took her into custody.
Williams’ husband was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
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