72-year-old New Castle woman charged with felony assault for stabbing person who tried to throw away her walker

72-year-old Gloria Williams, of New Castle, DE – Delaware State Police

A 72-year-old New Castle woman was arrested on felony assault charges after police say she stabbed a person who tried to throw away her walker.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Hollywood Motel on South Dupont Highway in New Castle.

Police arrived and learned that a 57-year-old victim was engaged in a verbal argument with 72-year-old Gloria Williams over a suspected theft, according to police. The argument escalated and turned physical.

After the two were separated, police say a short time later the victim tried to throw Williams’ walker in the dumpster. During this action, Williams allegedly produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the upper extremity. The victim was treated at an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

When police arrived, Williams reportedly still had the knife in her hand. The knife was recovered and she was taken into custody without incident.

Williams was charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony) and Assault 2nd Degree (Felony). She was arraigned and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Correctional Institution on $30,000 secured bond.

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