Rock Hill woman charged in stabbing

A Rock Hill woman accused of stabbing a man in his arm as he sat in the passenger’s seat of a car admitted to police that she swung the folding knife at the victim, but was unaware that she actually injured him Tuesday night, police say.

Authorities at 10:20 p.m. were dispatched to the 400 block of Chestnut Street after receiving reports of a stabbing victim sitting in a silver hatchback, according to a Rock Hill police report. They encountered Perryon Heath, 33, who suffered a stab wound in his forearm. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A witness, 26, told police that Andrea Williams, 31, stabbed Heath with a black folding knife while he was in the passenger’s seat of a red Toyota Camry, the report states. Another witness told police he saw a “small female” chase Heath down Chestnut Street.

Police found Williams at her South Spruce Street home, where she admitted to swinging the weapon at Heath, but claimed she was unaware that she injured him, the report states. She told police she gave the knife to her cousin, who took it to a Walnut Street house. At the officer’s request, the cousin turned the knife over to authorities.

Williams was taken to the Rock Hill Law Center, where police charged her with first-degree assault and battery.