Heated arguments led to two separate stabbing incidents in Newton County, one involving a love triangle with a former inmate and a corrections officer.
Sonya Ann Williams, 38, of Lithonia, a corrections officer at the Newton County Detention Center until recently, was arrested after allegedly stabbing a Newton County woman in the arm with a pen when it was discovered they were seeing the same man.
The victim, also 38, said she had known for about eight months that her fiancé was seeing another woman. She said she knew the woman was a corrections officer he met while jailed for delinquent child support payments, but she didn't know her name.
The victim discovered the other woman's identity on May 5 when she waited outside her boyfriend's grandparent's house on Sims Chapel Road for several hours until she saw Williams arrive and pick him up.
The victim then drove her car up to the house, got out of her car and confronted them.
As she stood outside Williams' car, the two women exchanged words. When the victim threw her arms up, Williams allegedly reached through the open car window and stabbed the back part of her arm, above the elbow, with a pen.
Williams drove off and the victim followed while calling 911, she said.
"I had blood all over me, all over my clothes, all over my car," she said.
Williams drove to the Newton County Law Enforcement Center and spoke with the nearest sheriff's deputy, said the victim.
An ambulance was called to transport her to Newton Medical Center, where she received 13 to 14 stitches and a pint and a half of blood.
Sheriff Joe Nichols said Williams was fired and had not yet filed an appeal.
In another incident early Saturday morning, Sylandow Dyer, 39, of Covington was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery felonies after allegedly stabbing a Conyers man with a knife, according to a NCSO report.
The victim, his girlfriend and another female friend were visiting a Gum Tree Trail residence when Dyer reportedly began acting "obnoxious," bumping into the victim and making him fall.
As the couple got into their vehicle to leave around 1 a.m., Dyer allegedly punched the victim in the face, knocking out several teeth.
The girlfriend began yelling at Dyer, who reportedly grabbed her until she said she would call the police. He reportedly turned his attention back to the victim, who picked himself off the ground and came at Dyer.
The two began fighting and the victim was knocked to the ground again. Dyer then pulled out a silver knife and started stabbing the victim, according to the report.
When deputies arrived, Dyer was leaving the scene in a silver Ford Focus, which was stopped by another deputy on Salem Road.
The victim, who was described as having many teeth knocked out, blood on his side, a swollen shut left eye and a hole in his lip, was taken to Newton Medical Center.
Dyer was taken to Newton Medical Center and then booked into the Newton County Detention Center, where he bonded out for $20,000 on Monday.