Woman charged in connection to stabbing her girlfriend

The woman, Sheila Orozco, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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A Bunnell woman was arrested in connection with stabbing her girlfriend on Friday Dec. 9. 

The woman, 34-year-old Sheila Orozco, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to an arrest report, Orozco attacked her girlfriend with a knife when she told Orozco to leave; the girlfriend had a half-inch cut on her right arm. 

Flagler County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to Bunnell about a possible stabbing and arrived at a home in the 1100 block of Sherwood Street just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 9. The victim told deputies that her girlfriend — Orozco — had been smoking molly, the report said, so she told Orozco she needed to leave. 

The girlfriend told deputies Orozco began swearing and called someone on her phone, asking for a gun, saying, "there is going to be a homicide tonight" and threatened to kill her. The girlfriend was telling Orozco to leave, the report said, when she noticed jewelry missing and confronted Orozco about it.

The girlfriend told deputies Orozco came at her with a knife, trying to stab her in the neck, face and arm, the report said. She was stabbed once in the arm before she managed to get the knife away from Orozco. Deputies recovered the seven-inch long folding knife as evidence.

Deputies received information that Orozco was hiding in the house next door, and received permission from the residents to search it. The residents — a man and a woman — told deputies Orozco wasn't there, but upon a second search, the man invoked his fifth amendment rights, the report said. Orozco was found in the neighbors' home, in the closet, and placed under arrest. 

The man was also placed under arrest and charged with accessory after the fact.

Orozco told deputies that her girlfriend was the one to attack her, hitting her in the head and then attacking her with the knife. Orozco said during the struggle the girlfriend ended getting stabbed in the arm, the report said.

Orozco and the man were taken to the county jail. At the jail, the man made a phone call on the monitored phone system and admitted to the person he called that he was hiding Orozco in his room from deputies. 

Orozco is currently being held at the jail on a $20,000 bond.


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