North Charleston police arrested a woman early on Christmas morning after she reportedly stabbed a man with a ceramic squirrel in an argument over a lack of beer. Helen Ann Williams, 44, is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
Police officers were called shortly after midnight on Wednesday concerning the stabbing. A wounded 41-year-old man had run to a neighbour's home and called 911 after the alleged attack. Officers noticed scratches on the man's face and a large amount of blood smeared across his upper body and down his arms. A deep cut marred the man's shoulder and chest.
When questioned by police, Williams reported that the man merely fell, accidentally cutting himself. Her hands and clothes, however, also were covered in blood. She denied that the blood belonged to the wounded man. The wounded man offered police a different version of events. He said he'd walked to a store earlier in the night to buy beer, but the store was closed.
Williams grew angry that the man returned without the beer. She grabbed a ceramic squirrel and hit the man over the head out of anger. Williams then stabbed him in the shoulder and chest with the item. Paramedics transported the wounded man to a nearby hospital for treatment. Williams was held at the Charleston County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.