Jodi A. Hinton

Jodi A. Hinton

A Blair woman who allegedly stabbed her brother during an argument over $5 accepted a plea agreement Oct. 31 in Washington County District Court.

Jodi A. Hinton, 19, pleaded no contest to the amended charge of attempt of a Class IIA felony, a Class IIIA felony. An assault charge was dismissed.

Judge John E. Samson ordered a presentence investigation. Sentencing is Dec. 12.

According to an affidavit for an arrest warrant, officers were called to the 2200 block of Davis Drive in February for a physical disturbance in progress. When police arrived they found a man trying to aid Andy L. Hinton.

Andy Hinton had blood on his face and shirt. There was also blood covering the kitchen and living room floors, according to the affidavit.

Andy Hinton told officers that his sister, Jodi, became upset at another woman in the house when she refused to give her $5 to purchase a sandwich. Andy argued with Jodi about her behavior.

Jodi went into Andy's room and began throwing things. Andy attempted to push Jodi out of his room. That's when she grabbed a knife from a nightstand and stabbed Andy in the upper-left side of his back. He ran downstairs and Jodi followed, Andy said.

A witness said he saw Jodi stab Andy. He said Jodi also punched Andy in the face prior to stabbing him.

When officers arrived they found the knife near the stairs.