Woman stabbed in altercation

Published 9:38 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A 46-year-old Selma woman has been arrested and charged with allegedly stabbing another woman.

Hiawatha Ford, 46, was charged with second-degree felony assault in the incident that left an unidentified 41-year-old Selma woman injured.

The two women had been arguing over a domestic dispute, according to Lt. Sam Miller with the Selma Police Department.

Ford is the mother of the 16-year-old boy shot March 29 near the intersection of Minter Avenue and Cole Street, according to multiple sources.

A few hours later that same night, Selma High School senior Cedric Williams, who was 18, was shot and killed just a few streets over on the 2500 block of Etheridge Avenue.

Police responded to the stabbing Wednesday in the 1100 block of Broad Street at about 12:30 a.m.

Ford told responding officers that she had been in an altercation with another woman, according to Miller.

The victim was not at the scene when officers arrived and had driven herself to Vaughan Regional Medical Center’s emergency room. Miller said the woman was stabbed at least four times.

“A lot of the folks we deal with are the same people,” said District Attorney Michael Jackson. “We are very familiar with Hiawatha Ford, and, hopefully, this will be the last incident Hiawatha will be involved in.”

Ford attended the National Murder Awareness Day meeting at city hall on Monday and said her son was recovering.

“Like I said, they need more police or something because people are scared,” Ford said during the meeting.

Ford was given a $15,000 bond on the assault charge.