Sterling Woman Charged in Stabbing

[Update: After a series of continuances in Loudoun District Court, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office on Oct. 12 was granted a motion to drop prosecution of the case. The nolle pros motion came after the alleged victim did not appear for the preliminary hearing. It appeared that, for a second time, the witness subpoena was delivered to a wrong address.]

The Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 47-year-old Sterling woman in connection with a stabbing early Saturday morning.

Deputies were called to a home on Emory Drive in Sterling around 4:23 a.m. June 26 after the victim called 911 saying she had been stabbed.

Detectives located and arrested the suspect, Shonte Hamilton. She was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

The victim was admitted to an area hospital for treatment of injuries described as serious.

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