CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain woman charged a year ago with stabbing a man in the chest was sentenced to 92 days in jail Feb. 4 for possession of methamphetamine.
Wynonna Tobacco, 32, was also given a suspended five-year prison sentence and will spend four years on probation for the drug possession charge, to which she pleaded guilty the day she was sentenced.
At 9:25 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2019, law enforcement was notified Tobacco and a man were fighting in a North Merrill Street apartment in Chamberlain.
A Chamberlain police officer and Brule County deputy went to the apartment and found a man with a large cut on his chest lying on the floor with blood around him, according to court documents filed after Tobacco's arrest.
The man, who reportedly said Tobacco had stabbed him, was transported to the hospital, and Tobacco was found in the building with blood on her. Tobacco reportedly said she had been defending a friend from the man, and both that friend and the man said Tobacco had stabbed the man with a folding knife when they got into an argument.
When transported to the Brule County Jail, a hypodermic needle containing methamphetamine was found on Tobacco. She was initially charged with aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tobacco was ordered to pay $430.50 in fines and court costs.