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Drunken feud leads to stabbing

September 13, 2011

A Claremont woman is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed in the chest by her partner.

Police say a group of friends was playing cards and drinking alcohol on Friday when an argument between Cheryl Flowers and Loretta Gibbs began.

The argument escalated, and Gibbs stabbed Flowers in the chest with a knife, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

Flowers was taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center with serious injuries on Friday, but Reid said Monday that she is in stable condition.

Gibbs was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder. He is in the Catawba County Detention Center with bond set at $100,000.

Flowers and Gibbs, who are partners and live at the residence together, have a history of domestic disputes, Reid said.

“We’ve been to that residence numerous times before for domestics,” Reid said.

Alcohol was involved in the incident, Reid said.

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