Local and state authorities have charged a 30-year-old Thomson woman in connection with the stabbing of a man at her home last month.
Gary Nicholson, special agent in-charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 7 Office in Thomson, identified the suspect as Kenya Pischett Flournoy, of the 1300 block of Culpepper Street. Ms. Flournoy was charged with one count of aggravated assault, he added.
Ms. Flournoy initially had been taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center on an investigative hold following the stabbing of 31-year-old Merrell Alamaso Jackson, of the same address as the suspect, on Aug.15 shortly before midnight. A criminal warrant later was taken out charging Ms. Flournoy with aggravated assault by GBI Special Agent Joe Brown, who assisted the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department in the probe.
Following the stabbing, Mr. Jackson ended up in the emergency room of McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson seeking treatment for his injuries. He later was transferred by ambulance to Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
When Deputy Marc Thompson arrived at the scene, Ms. Flournoy reportedly told him that prior to the stabbing, Mr. Jackson had struck her about the face. Following the attack, Ms. Flournoy admitted having taken a knife or a pair of scissors and stabbing Mr. Jackson, according to the deputy's report. The suspect said she wasn't sure what weapon she used.
Deputy Thompson said he saw a "large amount" of blood on the floor in the kitchen -- the area believed to be where the crime occurred.
Ms. Flournoy was transported from the scene to the jail by Deputy Alan Baldwin. Deputy Sgt. First Class Mike Hobbs, as well as Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Steve Shelton also responded to the scene.