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Police: Tampa woman stabbed while trying to break up fight

Published:   |   Updated: March 27, 2013 at 09:22 AM

A woman was stabbed with a butcher knife Monday night after she tried to break up a fight between two others at her Tampa home, police said.

Victoria Denise Guyton, 28, of 3608 N. Avon Ave., was stabbed in the upper-left chest area, police said. The wound was not life-threatening.

Sometime before 9 p.m., a physical altercation began between Laryesheah Taquaye Coleman, 22, and Tyrease Latyrell Spears, 19, police said.

During the fight, Coleman armed herself with a butcher knife, police said. Guyton attempted to intervene after seeing Coleman with the knife and was stabbed, police said.

Coleman’s brother was also at the home and saw the stabbing, police said. He grabbed Coleman and escorted her out of the residence, police said.

Coleman fled to 304 Gould Court, where she was arrested without incident, police said.

The knife was not recovered by investigators.

Guyton required stitches for a 2-inch-long laceration, police said.

Coleman, of 8015 N. Klondyke, Apt. B, faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. She was being held Tuesday at the Hillsborough County Jail with bail set at $7,500.

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