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Woman charged in stabbing

An argument between two women turned violent Friday night when one reportedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the other in the wrist and shoulder.

Tina Sampson, 33, of Bayleaf Street, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, according to Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports.

The victim, 30-year-old Betty Lee Williams of Country Lane, was taken to East Pasco Medical Center where she was treated for injuries to her left wrist and right shoulder before being released.

The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the kitchen of a home on Oakfield Lane in Zephyrhills. The person who lives there, Ola Brockington, was a witness to the argument and is Williams' sister, the reports state.

Brockington told a sheriff's deputy that Sampson had come to her home "talking trash," and that Sampson pulled out a knife and began struggling with Williams. "(Sampson) poked her on the wrist," Brockington said. "They fought. Then (Williams) got stabbed."

In an interview at the hospital, Williams told a sheriff's deputy that she went to her sister's house because she heard a dispute. "Tina was arguing with Ola May," she said. "I went over to see what's going on. I was in the doorway, (Sampson) turned around and she pulled something out.

"She started stabbing at me," Williams continued. "She chased me into the kitchen and then stabbed me in my chest."

Authorities later found Sampson at her home. After her arrest, she admitted to stabbing Williams, according to the report. She was being held Saturday at the county jail in Land O'Lakes in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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