Hope Woman Faces Battery Charge After Stabbing At Tyson Plant

NASHVILLE, AR - A Hope woman faces a second-degree battery charge after she allegedly stabbed a Tyson Foods coworker over an argument about cutting up chickens. Zula Allen is accused of stabbing Arletha Williams of Columbus in the back. Williams needed surgery for a punctured lung. Allen has worked at Tyson for 12 years. She got into an argument Wednesday over Williams allegedly not doing her job cutting chickens at a plant near Nashville. Nashville police say Williams allegedly lunged at Allen, who still had her chicken-cutting knife in her hand. Allen is free on bond.

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