Woman cut with butcher knife

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 4, 2011

Police say two women got into an alcohol-fueled argument Saturday afternoon that led to a butcher knife being thrown across a kitchen, sending one of the women to the hospital.
According to a Salisbury Police report, Pearl Clawson and Geneva Marshall were hanging out at Clawson’s home at 520 E. Liberty St. Saturday afternoon around 2:15. Clawson said something about her mother who recently passed away, and how she can’t get over the death, and Marshall told her she needed to get over it, the report said.
Clawson reportedly grabbed a butcher knife, stood in the doorway of the kitchen and threw it at Marshall. The knife sliced open Marshall’s forehead and police and EMS were called. Marshall was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, and Clawson was charged.
Pearl Elizabeth Clawson, 63, of 520 E. Liberty St., was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and placed in the Rowan County jail under a $2,500 secured bond.