Police arrest woman in stabbing of pregnant Ukiah teen
Ukiah police are investigating the stabbing of a pregnant Ukiah teen during an altercation over hair‑styling equipment.
The 17-year-old victim and 18‑year‑old suspect got into an argument Friday afternoon at a southwest Ukiah apartment on Village Circle, said Ukiah police Lt. Cedric Crook.
“Basically it seems to be a fight regarding a hair straightener,” Crook said.
The argument escalated and the victim was stabbed in the neck with a small knife, Crook said. The victim, who is five months pregnant, was flown to an out-of-county hospital, where she was treated and later released.
Shira Jessie Adams, 18, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and booked into the Mendocino County Jail, with bail set at $250,000.
Adams is the girlfriend of the victim’s older brother, Crook said. There were others at the home during the altercation. Police have recovered a knife with a fixed, 3½‑inch blade that investigators believe was used to stab the victim, Crook said.
Police asked anyone with information to contact officers at 707‑463‑6262.
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