Woman charged in stabbing

Police officers investigate the scene of a stabbing Tuesday on West Mulberry Street in Shamokin.

SHAMOKIN — Dawn M. Thompson, 43, of 513 W. Mulberry St., Shamokin, is being charged with aggravated assault, simple assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault, reckless endangerment and possessing an instrument of crime after she allegedly stabbed Akeem Gregory Tuesday evening at their home.

Thompson referred to Gregory as her “brother,” but clarified to police that he wasn’t her blood relative, although her family raised him and she considers him her “baby brother.”

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Patrolman Raymond Siko II, police responded to the home after a 9-1-1 call was placed stating people were near the residence screaming to call the police.

When officers arrived, they found Thompson yelling from an attic window. After being told to come to the front door, Thompson allegedly told police to kick down the front door instead.

A short time later, Thompson exited the house with a bloody pair of scissors in her hand as she was screaming, “I cut him, I cut him,” police said.

Thompson then complied with officers to drop the scissors and made contact with Gregory, who was bleeding severely from his left arm.

Gregory allegedly told police he couldn’t believe Thompson stabbed him. He said they were both in the attic and he was attempting to do a three-way call between his incarcerated brother and his niece when Thompson disconnected the call and began an argument.

He stated that while arguing, Thompson picked up the scissors, came at him, and stabbed him in the left forearm, police said.

Thompson told police that Gregory initiated the fight and he was standing over her screaming when she grabbed the pair of scissors and cut him, the affidavit of probable cause states.

Charges will be filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic, according to Shamokin police.

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