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Chamberlain woman charged with stabbing man

The home of the Brule County Sheriff's Department. (Republic file photo)

CHAMBERLAIN—A woman was arrested last week for allegedly stabbing a man in the chest during an argument in Chamberlain.

Wynonna Tobacco, 31, of Chamberlain, was charged with aggravated assault as well as with drug-related charges after she was searched at the Brule County Jail.

Law enforcement was informed of the incident at 9:25 p.m. by a caller who said that Tobacco and a man were fighting in an apartment building in the 100 block of North Merrill Street and that a knife was involved.

According to court documents, a Chamberlain police officer and a Brule County sheriff's deputy responded to the scene and found a man lying on the floor with blood around him and a large laceration on his chest, which he said was a result of Tobacco stabbing him. According to the Brule County Sheriff's Office, the man was transported to the hospital for his injuries but is expected to recover completely.

Tobacco was located in the apartment building and reportedly had blood on her shirt, hands and arms. She was detained and transported to the jail, where a hypodermic needle containing what was later found to be methamphetamine was allegedly found on her person.

While en route to the jail, Tobacco reportedly said that she had been defending her friend from being assaulted by the man.

Both the man who was stabbed and the woman Tobacco said she was defending told police that Tobacco and the man had gotten into an argument and Tobacco had stabbed the man with a small folding knife.

Tobacco is charged with aggravated assault causing bodily injury with a dangerous weapon, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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