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Public Safety

Facebook argument ends in stabbing in Iowa City

Euniece L. Aaron
Euniece L. Aaron
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IOWA CITY — A Facebook argument ended with a stabbing last week.

The assault happened around 12:40 p.m. Friday at 808 Westwinds Dr., according to Iowa City police criminal complaints. Police said Mercedes J. Hendrix, 25, and Euniece L. Aaron, 25, had been “in a verbal altercation on social media over a Facebook post.”

Hendrix told police her son was at Aaron’s apartment and Aaron told her to come get him. When Hendrix arrived, she was confronted by Aaron outside the apartment, police said.

Police said another argument broke out and Aaron, who was carrying a knife, started slashing at Hendrix. Police said Hendrix suffered three stab wounds to her left arm, which required medical attention.

Aaron told police she’s 34 weeks pregnant and was kicked twice in the stomach during the fight.

Hendrix told police she only pushed Aaron in self-defense.

Both women were taken to a hospital.

Aaron was arrested Sunday night and faces charges of willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony; going armed with intent, a Class D felony; and child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Hendrix faces charges of assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor; and third-degree harassment, a simple misdemeanor.

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