PICKENS COUNTY — A Central woman remained in jail on Monday after being charged with stabbing her husband in the back during a verbal altercation on Jan. 3.
Mary Ann Hopkins, 55, of 3324 Highway 88, was charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during a violent crime following her arrest.
According to warrants provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkins and her husband were arguing when she went into the kitchen of their home and armed herself with a knife.
As she approached the victim, he turned away and Hopkins stabbed him in the back.
Creed Hashe, chief deputy of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, said the argument that led to the stabbing began over the victim’s drinking habits. He said the incident occurred mid-afternoon Sunday.
Anderson County authorities were originally involved after the victim was dropped off at a relative’s house in the Piedmont area following the stabbing. From there, emergency medical services were called and he was life-flighted to Anderson Medical Center for treatment.
“Pickens County was notified by Anderson County authorities that an injured adult male had been dropped off at a residence in their jurisdiction,” Hashe said.
Hashe said the injury, a single stab wound, was not believed to be life-threatening.
Hopkins was arrested without incident at the couple’s residence in Central. She remained in jail Monday night on a $20,000 surety bond on the CDV charge and a $5,000 surety on the weapons charge.
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