An early morning altercation turned violent on Jan. 27 when Marrekia Anchelle Thompson, 27, of Davenport, allegedly used a knife to stab a 24-year-old woman in the back of the head, back of the neck, back of her right shoulder and her right hand, police said.
Officers responded to Ms. Thompson's home at 2502 Rockingham Road., about 3:49 a.m. and transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where she received stitches and staples for five non-life-threatening stab wounds, Davenport Police Capt. Dale Sievert said.
The victim, whose name is not being released, later was discharged.
Witnesses at the scene identified Ms. Thompson as the person who stabbed the woman, according to a police affidavit.
Ms. Thompson was arrested on Jan. 30 in Rock Island and faces a felony charge of willful injury. She waived her preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Scott County Circuit Court and remained in Scott County Jail on a $6,000 bond on Tuesday evening.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.