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1 dead as argument between women escalates into stabbing in Sampson County

GARLAND, N.C. (WNCN) - Two women got into an argument that led to a stabbing and the death of one of the women in Sampson County on Saturday, officials say.

The incident was reported just after 3:30 p.m. at 11676 Old Mintz Highway in Garland, according to a news release from the Sampson County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said that Chakyra Yates and Christine Crenshaw got into a verbal argument that turned physical.


"At some point during their altercation, Crenshaw stabbed Yates inflicting serious bodily injury," the news release said.

Yates, 29, died at the home from apparent stab wounds, officials said.

Crenshaw, 51, of 11676 Old Mintz Highway was taken into custody and charged with murder, deputies said.

Crenshaw is being held without bond.

Her next court date is set for Friday.

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