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Stabbing victim released from hospital, suspect charged

Skyy Shanese Walker (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Skyy Shanese Walker (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

A woman accused of stabbing another woman in Jonesboro appeared in court Thursday. 

Skyy Walker, 28, appeared in court charged with second-degree battery for stabbing another woman during a fight. 

According to the probable cause affidavit, at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the 1800-block of Cedar Heights regarding a fight between two women.

When police arrived, they found the 21-year-old female victim suffering from a 1-inch puncture wound to the back. She was taken to a local hospital with what were then described as critical injuries. She was later released.

The suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Skyy Walker, was found hiding in a closet in the 300-block of State Street and was also taken to the hospital for a cut on her foot.

"Victim of course was treated and released from the hospital, initially we thought that she was in critical condition, that's what we were told, but she made a turn for the better and was actually treated and released last night," Sgt. Cassie Brandon with the Jonesboro Police Dept. said.

At the hospital, the victim told investigators she was with her boyfriend at an apartment with his ex-girlfriend and Walker. She said she and the other woman got into a fight after she told him they had to leave.

The affidavit shows once the fight ended, the victim returned inside the apartment to remove her personal belongings when Walker came from behind and stabbed her twice in the back.

Walker then ran out the back door, according to the incident report. She was later taken into custody.

Walker's bond was set at $15,000 and is due back in court on June 27. 

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