Newnan woman arrested for stabbing relative

by Wes Mayer

A Newnan woman suspected of stabbing a relative with a kitchen knife was arrested Wednesday by officers with the Newnan Police Department.

Around 6:36 p.m., Officer Chris Robinson responded to 6 Kidd St. in reference to a person being stabbed. When he arrived, he met with the 61-year-old victim, who had a 1-inch cut on his upper right arm. According to Robinson, the suspect, Sally Francis Barrison, 51, was on the porch and was screaming at the victim, saying she was tired of all the crack in the house.

The victim told Robinson that Barrison stabbed him with a kitchen knife during an argument. He also said Barrison had been drinking beer and liquor all day, and at the beginning of the argument, Barrison attempted to pull an 8-year-old child out of the victim’s arms, making the child cry. The victim also said after he was first stabbed, other family members had to restrain Barrison to prevent her from stabbing him again.

Medical units with Coweta County Emergency Medical Service arrived to treat the victim’s wound, and he was later transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital to get stitches.

According to Robinson, when he approached Barrison on the porch, he saw a black-handled kitchen knife sitting on the chair next to her. Barrison also had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath, admitted she had been drinking, and she also had half cup of what looked like beer next to her on the porch. Robinson then placed her in handcuffs and charged her with aggravated assault with a knife and child cruelty in the third degree.

Once at the Coweta County Jail, Barrison repeatedly said she should have stabbed the victim and should have killed him. Robinson returned to the jail after 2 a.m. to speak to Barrison again, and she admitted to purposefully stabbing the victim, he said. She did say, however, that before she stabbed the victim, the victim slapped her in the face – according to Robinson, he did not notice any red marks or other signs on Barrison’s face when he’d arrived.



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