40-year-old woman charged after stabbing person she knew in Chesterfield

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Chesterfield County Police are investigating a stabbing that left a person seriously injured early Saturday morning.

Authorities said the stabbing occurred in the 3700 block of Cannington Drive in the Silverleaf Community in North Chesterfield about 4:12 a.m. Police said they responded to a report of a suspicious situation.

When they arrived, officers said they found a woman in the roadway with a knife. Police identified the woman as 40-year-old Cheryl M. White.

Cheryl M. White

Authorities later determined the knife had been used to assault someone The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

According to police, White and the victim know each other.

White was charged with malicious wounding. She is currently being held at Chesterfield County Jail.

“It’s not typical for this area, it’s a great neighborhood,” said resident Dustin Young. “My neighbors are great. If we needed anything we could definitely lean on the person next to us.”

Dustin Young

“It makes you probably think a bit more about being observant in the neighborhood, lock your doors at night, but for the most part this is a great area, so that sounds like just a one-off incident,” Young added.

Anyone with additional information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

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