|BOGGLED TRADE - A Charleston woman has been charged after court records said she had stabbed a woman after she refused to trade cigarettes for a bottle of perfume.|
Brandi Nichole Peck, 39, of Charleston, is charged with malicious wounding.
According to a criminal complaint from the Kanawha County Magistrate Court, the victim was in the kitchen about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when Peck stepped into the doorway, holding a bottle of perfume. Peck told the other woman she would trade the perfume for a cigarette, the complaint said.
After the woman said she didn't have any cigarettes, Peck became angry and attacked her with a small, black-handled kitchen knife, the complaint said. The victim was left with a small laceration on her upper left arm.
Peck is being held in the South Central Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond or 10 percent cash.A Charleston woman has been charged after court records said she had stabbed a woman after she refused to trade cigarettes for a bottle of perfume.
LEWIS MAN ARRESTED - A Lewis County man has been arrested after allegedly strangling a woman and throwing a knife at her while she was holding an infant.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim told a deputy that 22-year-old Russell Huff and her had gotten into an altercation and that he threw a knife at her while she was holding the infant, with the knife going between her and the baby.
The victim told police that Huff later strangled her to the point where she lost consciousness and woke up face down on the floor.
Huff is charged with Child Neglect Creating Risk of Injury and Strangulation.