Charlotte County, Florida (News-Press) -- A Punta Gorda woman was arrested Wednesday for stabbing another womanat what the victim called a "mud hole" in the area of Pelican Drive andGrove Boulevard in the Charlotte Ranchettes.
Angela Sutton was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Deputieswere called to Charlotte Regional Medical Center at 5:19 p.m.concerning a woman who had been stabbed. The victim said she was hangingout with friends at the "mud hole" where she and Sutton got into anargument.
The victim said Sutton approached her and pushed her. She pushed back and Sutton said she was going to "gut her like a fish."
Thevictim put her hands up saying she was not worth fighting over, thenSutton pulled out a Smith & Wesson-type pocket knife and stabbed herin the abdomen.
The victim was able to get away and was taken to the hospital. She has since been released.
Suttontold a deputy later that she automatically pulled her knife out of herwaist band when she saw the victim walk towards her and had it ready foruse.
Sutton said the victim was trying to rekindle theirfriendship and told her to get away from her. Sutton warned her to stayaway from her or she would cut her.
She then said the victim hit her in the mouth with a closed fist so she stabbed her.
Suttonthen said she would go with the deputy to where she left the knife.Once there the deputy learned Sutton lied about he location of the knifeand kept changing her story.
She remains at the Charlotte County Jail and is being held on no bond.