North Charleston police on Thursday arrested a woman accused of stabbing her fiance three times in the neck.
Jacqueline Christine Hanberry, 33, of Assembly Street, is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, Charleston County jail records show.
Police officers were called to Hanberry's home shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived, they found a 46-year-old man lying on a bed and bleeding from his neck.
Hanberry initially reported to police that her fiance had been jumped by two men at the corner of Assembly and Sumner streets. Investigators questioned the woman's story when they learned the wounded man still had his wallet and cellphone, police said.
Hanberry later admitted that she had stabbed the man during a fight at the home, police said.
The couple had been drinking earlier in the day, and her fiance eventually passed out, Hanberry told police.
That's when Hanberry left the home to pick up her daughter from a bus stop. When she returned, her fiance was angry that she left without telling him, according to an incident report.
The argument turned violent when the man smashed a phone and cable receiver with a hammer, Hanberry told police.
She then scratched the man on the face and stabbed him three times in the neck, police said. Hanberry's 7-year-old daughter was at the home when the stabbing occurred.
The wounded man was transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said.
Hanberry was being held at the Charleston County jail on Friday pending a bond hearing.
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