Thursday, April 2, 2020

Woman Charged With Assaulting/Biting Her Cousin

A Muldrow woman was charged with two counts of assault and battery in the presence of a minor after biting another woman and threatening her with a knife.

Taylor Nichols, 18, also faces a charge of malicious injury to property under $1,000, a misdemeanor.

On March 17, an arrest report reveals, a Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol in the county when he was dispatched to 108100 S. 4760 in reference to an assault with a knife.

Upon arriving at the home, the deputy spoke with Stephanie Hockett, who said her cousin, Nichols, had attacked her and chased her with a knife. She said Nichols became angry about a phone that couldn’t be fixed and began screaming at her.

Hockett went back to her room, but Nichols chased her down and reportedly began to assault her, biting Hockett on her right calf. A child in the residence later told the deputy she saw Nichols with flesh from Hockett’s calf in her mouth.

Hockett tried to fight back, but Nichols grabbed a large knife and threatened to stab her. When the fight moved outside the home, Nichols used the knife to puncture a tire on Hockett’s vehicle.

Nichols told the deputy she “blacked out” during the incident and couldn’t remember anything. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail.

Nichols faces up to 10 years in the State Penitentiary or one year in the county jail on the felony assault and battery charge. The misdemeanor injury to property charge carries a penalty of up to one year in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

Nichols was released on $2,500 bond. Her next court appearance is set for 1:30 p.m. April 22.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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