COPY-Police: Woman stabbed over hog stomach fight at Greenwood pork plant

Greenwood police said a woman was stabbed in the neck by a co-worker during an argument about an assault involving a hog stomach at a local pork processing plant.

According to the police report, the two women were in the "kill room" where hogs are slaughtered at the Carolina Pride plant on Packer Avenue when they began arguing Monday about noon.

The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Johnnette Brown, claimed the victim had hit her with a hog stomach, according to the report. The victim denied this and the two women began arguing, police said.

As they argued, police said Brown gripped a pair of scissors like an ice pick and stabbed the victim in the neck. The victim tried to hit Brown to fend her off and other employees were able to pull Brown away, according to the report.

Police said a witness confirmed the victim's story with officers, saying there were no hog stomachs on the table in question and when the victim told this to Brown, she still accused her of the assault and then she was stabbed.

When paramedics arrived to treat the victim, police said the woman had a deep wound that was bleeding significantly and she would need surgery. According to the police report, doctors feared the woman may have nerve damage.

Police later arrested Brown, charging her with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

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