A Greenwood woman is facing multiple charges after police say she stabbed a coworker with a pair of scissors following an altercation over hog stomachs at their workplace.
According to a report from the Greenwood police Department, police were dispatched to Carolina Pride, located at 1 Packer Ave., Greenwood, just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning after receiving a call about a violent altercation between two employees. When officers arrived, they found the victim at the nurse’s station bleeding from a wound in her neck. The wound was about one inch long and about one half inch in diameter. Officers observed the victim’s shirt to be covered in fresh blood.
According to the report, the victim told police she, the suspect, later identified as Johnnette Lachelle Brown, 19, of 108 Osborne Ave., Greenwood, and a third employee were in a room known as the “kill room” when the suspect accused the victim of throwing a hog stomach at her. The victim told police that she informed Brown there were no hog stomachs in the room and that she had not thrown anything. The victim told police a verbal altercation ensued and Brown came around the table with a pair of scissors raised above her head and stabbed the victim in the neck. The victim told police she then began swinging her fists in an attempt to keep Brown from stabbing her again. A witness to the incident corroborated the victim’s story.
According to the report, management at Carolina Pride told police that Brown had already been escorted off the property. Police went to Brown’s home, but were told Brown was not there. Police were later informed that Brown had returned to the residence. Police asked Brown if she would like to give her side of the story, but Brown said she did not have anything to say about the incident.
Brown was arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.