Sheriff: Woman stabbed after giving ride to another woman


WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman trying to help out another woman by giving her a ride ended up being rewarded for her good deed by getting stabbed, according to investigators.

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called 3:30 p.m. Monday to an area near the Corbin Bypass and Ky. 26 about a possible stabbing.

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When deputies arrived, they found a woman suffering from a stab wound to her stomach.

Deputies say the victim told them she picked up a woman who was walking in a gravel parking lot near the KY Consular Center and gave her a ride to Corbin.

During the drive, the victim says the woman tried to steal her cellphone, then pulled out a large kitchen knife and tried to stab her in the leg.

She says after a brief struggle over the cellphone, the woman stabbed her in the stomach, got out of the car and ran.

Deputies searched the area and say they found a steak knife with blood on it.

The suspect is described as a white female in her late 30s, weighing around 120-130 pounds with red curly hair and green eyes with a scar underneath her left eye. She was wearing a red shirt and cutoff jean shorts. She also had a pink backpack.