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Corning woman arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

Monday morning around 2 a.m. a volunteer Corning Police Officer witnesses a white Subaru Outback speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign, and driving recklessly.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2018 11:24 AM
Updated: Jan. 2, 2018 3:40 PM

Monday morning around 2 a.m. a volunteer Corning Police Officer witnesses a white Subaru Outback speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign, and driving recklessly.

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Corning Police officers were directed to the Subaru where they found Stephanie Lynn Purcell getting out of her vehicle staggering around with slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.

She told police that she had been in an altercation with her boyfriend and she had been stabbed.

Purcell was detained for her irrational behavior.

Officers drove to her boyfriend’s house to find Steven McKinney outside his residence with a large stab wound to his shoulder.

McKinney told officers that Purcell stabbed him with a six inch butcher knife.

McKinney was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention and later received 8 staples to his upper right shoulder.

It was determined that Purcell was the primary aggressor and her wound was from stabbing McKinney.

Purcell was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence and was booked into the Tehama County Jail.

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