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Lawrence woman, 22, charged with aggravated battery in Tuesday stabbing

August 6, 2014

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A 22-year-old Lawrence woman was charged with one count of aggravated battery Wednesday after a Tuesday morning stabbing at a central Lawrence apartment.

Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Britton charged Keshia Elizabeth Falcon with aggravated battery for allegedly using a glass bottle to stab 38-year-old Sherry Averitt, of Lawrence, in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday. Averitt and Falcon were acquaintances, Lawrence Police Department spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said Tuesday.

McKinley said Averitt told police Falcon approached her home Tuesday morning and knocked on the door. When Averitt saw Falcon and attempted to close the door, Falcon pushed her way inside and attacked Averitt, according to police. Falcon punched Averitt, pulled her hair and struck the back of her head with a liquor bottle during the fight, McKinley said. Averitt reported she was cut on the arm, he added.

Douglas County District Court Judge James T. George set Falcon’s bond at $10,000. If convicted, she could face up to 34 months in prison, depending on her criminal history.

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