Rock Hill woman stabbed with knife that was stashed in couch cushions

A Rock Hill woman suffers non-life threatening injuries after police say she was stabbed with a steak knife that had been tucked in couch cushions.

Police early Monday were sent to Piedmont Medical Center once notified of a stabbing that apparently happened at a home on Whitner Street, according to a Rock Hill police report. A witness told officers that a woman, 49, stabbed Cherish Reid, 26, at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday as they were arguing about caring for Reid’s 2-year-old niece.

Reid told police the suspect got up from the couch, grabbed a steak knife from between the seat cushions, “aggressively approached her” and stabbed her near her pelvis, the report states. Reid and her mother ran from the house and walked to the victim’s grandmother’s home on nearby Hampton Street.

While cleaning her wound, Reid noticed a second wound in her pelvic area, the report states. She was bleeding “severely.” The woman’s mother took her to the hospital.

Police on Monday charged Annie Bratton with second-degree assault and battery. She was released from jail on a $5,000 bond.