Woman arrested for stabbing incident at BARH

Local - 5/2/2013 10:22 AM by Nadine Grimley
BECKLEY - A woman spent the night behind bars after police said she used her pocket knife to stab another woman inside a hospital.

Beckley Police arrested Deedee Johnson, 46, Wednesday on a felony charge of malicious wounding. Authorities said Johnson visited a patient at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital around 1:00 p.m. when she started arguing with the patient's family member.  Witnesses said that the fight started because Johnson was upset that the family members didn't want her there.  Officers said the victim was cut four to five times and needed surgery.

Johnson was booked in Southern Regional Jail on $50,000 bond.



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