Crime

Rock Hill woman bit man in domestic fight, tried to kill him with knife, police say

A Rock Hill woman is charged with trying to kill a man after she bit and stabbed him during a domestic dispute, police said.

Anitra Jeanelle Stevenson, 39, was arrested Wednesday on charges of attempted murder, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, said Lt. Michael Chavis of Rock Hill Police Department.

Stevenson is accused of attacking the man she was in a relationship with using a knife, Chavis said.

“The attempted murder charge was brought because of the knife that was used in the incident,” Chavis said.

Rock Hill officers responded to a home on Lucky Lane late Tuesday just before midnight, Chavis said.

The man had a puncture wound to an arm, a cut on his hand and a bite wound on his chest, according to Chavis and a police incident report.

The injuries were not life-threatening, Chavis said.

Police took photographs of the man’s injuries and seized the kitchen knife, according to the report.

Responding officers found Stevenson outside the home, then arrested her, police said.

A conviction for attempted murder in South Carolina carries up to 30 years in prison, state law shows. Domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature can carry up to 20 years in prison for a conviction.

Stevenson remains at the York County jail without bond.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.
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