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Woman charged after post-Thanksgiving stabbing

Brianca Stoutinberg, of James City County, is charged with aggravated malicious wounding after she allegedly stabbed a 35-year-old man Nov. 24. (Courtesy photo/Google Maps)
Brianca Stoutinberg, of James City County, is charged with aggravated malicious wounding after she allegedly stabbed a 35-year-old man Nov. 24. (Courtesy photo/Google Maps)

A 24-year-old woman was arrested Nov. 27 for allegedly stabbing a man the morning after Thanksgiving, collapsing his lung.

Brianca Stoutinberg, of James City County, is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, a Class 2 felony, according to James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.

Police responded to a home in the 3800 block of Staffordshire Lane around 2 a.m. Nov. 24 after receiving a call about a stabbing.

Police arrived to find a 35-year-old man suffering from two stab wounds in his back. He suffered a collapsed lung, and was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Williams said.

Police believe Stoutinberg and the 35-year-old victim had been at a Thanksgiving dinner at the residence with some family members earlier, on Thanksgiving Day.

They then got into an altercation, Williams said, and Stoutinberg stabbed the man with a knife. The reason for the altercation is unknown.

The victim has been released from the hospital, Williams said.

A Class 2 felony carries a maximum punishment of 20 years to life in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Stoutinberg is scheduled to appear in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court on Jan. 4.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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