A Marion woman was arrested and charged after a verbal argument resulted in a stabbing, according to reports.

Officer Nathaniel T. Greene of the Marion Police Department charged Elizabeth Fabian, 25, of Spaulding Road in Marion with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

On Friday, Feb. 9, Marion P.D. officers responded to Spaulding Woods Apartments in regards to a disturbance on the premises. Officers said 19-year-old Cynthia Gabriela Guerrero of Marion was found with a stab wound in the right side of her torso.

According to Marion Police Lt. Rusty Jenkins, a verbal altercation had taken place prior to the assault between Guerrero, the suspect, and a third female outside the apartment.

“At some point, the argument had escalated into a physical altercation between the three,” said Jenkins.

According to Jenkins, Fabian re-entered the apartment and came back outside with a steak knife.

“There was another physical altercation, according to Fabian, and that’s when the assault occurred,” said Jenkins. “Then, the parties were separated, and that’s when police were contacted.”

Jenkins said that alcohol had contributed to the dispute, but other details are still under investigation.

“As far as what spurred the verbal argument,” said Jenkins, “it depends on who you ask.”

Guerrero was taken to Mission Hospital following the incident, where she is currently being treated for her injuries.

Fabian’s bond was set at $100,000.

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