Woman stabs roommate 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A local woman has been arrested for stabbing another.

Yolanda Dawson, 52, of the 200 block of Sterling St., Minden, is charged with attempted second degree murder.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said his officers Logan Clingman, Sgt. Mitch Hackett and Lt. Chris Hammontree were dispatched to the Sterling Street residence Monday in reference to a medical emergency and a stabbing.

“When officers arrived, they saw the victim in a neighbor’s yard,” Cropper said. “She was shirtless with multiple stab wounds and lacerations.”

Cropper said officers located the knife on the neighbor’s porch.

“Then they made contact with Yolanda Dawson who was resting on the steps with a potential leg injury,” said the chief. “While questioning her, she admitted to stabbing the victim multiple times because she was ‘tired and did not want her walking over her any longer.’”

Dawson reportedly admitted to officers that she left work to confront the victim who was packing her things in their home.

Cropper said Dawson was treated for a knee injury and released from Minden Medical Center. She was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. There was no report on the victim’s condition.

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