Deputies: Woman arrested after stabbing boyfriend with screwdriver


What started as an argument ended in violence when a Charleston woman stabbed her boyfriend with a screwdriver, deputies said.

Charleston County deputies arrested Kimberlin Kone, 45, of West Madison Avenue on Sunday in connection with the stabbing, which happened last month. She was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, jail records show.

On Jan. 28, deputies arrived at Kone’s home following reports of a stabbing, an incident report states.

A man told police that he and his girlfriend, Kone, lived together off and on for about three years. That night, the couple argued about his plans to move out. The argument turned physical when Kone grabbed a Phillips-head screwdriver and stabbed her boyfriend in the leg, the report states.

The man told deputies he did not want Kone to go to jail, and the report states he was uncooperative with them.

His mother called 911 to report the incident. Kone was no longer at the residence when deputies arrived, the report states.

Deputies called Kone’s cellphone in attempts to find her. She told them she was at Medical University Hospital, then quickly hung up the phone, the report states.

Deputies searched several hospitals but found no one matching Kone’s description.

She was arrested Sunday and held at the Charleston County jail.

A judge on Monday moved to release Kone on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

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