Lawrence woman charged in connection with alleged stabbing at 11th and Tennessee streets

photo by: Saline County Sheriff's Office

Stephanie Kay Bryant Henderson, pictured February 2019

Story updated at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21:

A Lawrence woman has been charged in connection with a reported stabbing that left another woman with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Stephanie Kay Bryant Henderson, 34, was charged Monday in Douglas County District Court with one count of aggravated battery, a level 4 person felony, court documents show.

Lawrence police were called to investigate a reported stabbing around 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street, the Journal-World reported. Police found two women who appeared to have been fighting, one of them with an apparent knife wound, a department spokesman said that evening. Officers rendered aid on scene and the injured woman was transported for treatment.

photo by: Nick Gerik

A Lawrence police vehicle blocks off Tennessee Street at 11th Street as police investigate a reported stabbing on Aug. 17, 2019.

Bryant Henderson appeared in court again Tuesday and had a new attorney appointed, because her first said he had a conflict involving witnesses that overlapped with another case. Douglas County District Court Judge Kay Huff on Tuesday appointed Hatem Chahine to represent Bryant Henderson.

Bryant Henderson’s bond is set at $50,000 cash or surety. As of Tuesday evening, she remained in the Douglas County Jail. Her next hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office declined to release Bryant Henderson’s booking photo to the Journal-World, stating that it is not required to be released under the Kansas Open Records Act.

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