Stephens woman charged with murder after stabbing incident

A Stephens woman has been charged with second-degree murder for her alleged involvement in the stabbing of a Stephens man.

Amity Johnson, 36, is currently incarcerated in the Ouachita County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.

According to an incident report from Ouachita County Sheriff Office, on May 13, at approximately 11:32 p.m., OCSO deputies, the Ouachita County Ambulance Service and a Stephens police officer responded to the area of 6th and Ruby streets in reference to a person who had been stabbed lying in the roadway.

The stabbing victim was identified as Lonnie Brooks.

Brooks's wife was at the scene holding her hands over the left side of his chest, according to police. Brooks appeared to have a stab wound in his left arm pit, and there was also blood observed on Brooks's vehicle and a trail of blood leading from a residence, police said. Ouachita County Ambulance pronounced Brooks dead at the scene.

Brooks's wife told the deputies she and Brooks had began arguing at a party at Johnson's boyfriends house about what she was wearing and that Johnson intervened in the altercation and started yelling at Brooks. She stated that Brooks and Johnson went outside and this is when the alleged stabbing likely occurred, according to the report.

She stated that when she went outside Brooks told her "She got me," alluding to Johnson stabbing him, according to police. The pair then drove off in a vehicle with Lonnie Brooks driving when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a dumpster, falling out of the vehicle, according to the report.

Deputies interviewed Johnson, who, according to the report, appeared intoxicated. She admitted to arguing with Brooks and grabbing a weapon after he struck her and held her down, but denied attacking him, the OCSO report states.

Investigators recovered two knives in kitchen of the home one that they noted appeared to have blood on it and noted blood in the carport of the residence and on an ice chest, according to the report.

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