COPPERAS COVE — Police arrested a Copperas Cove woman who was allegedly drunk by 4 p.m. and swung a knife at another woman.

Justice of the Peace John Guinn arraigned Stephanie Ann Snider on Thursday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Guinn set her bond at $15,000.

According to the arrest complaint, police were called to the 700 block of North 19th Street in reference to an attack. Once on the scene the police met with a witness, the victim and Snider.

The victim and the witness both told officers that Snider was fighting with the victim and when the witness tried to break up the brawl, Snider reportedly went to her truck and took out a knife.

Allegedly, Snider then pointed the blade at the victim’s head and cut her finger as the victim attempted to block the attack, stated the release.

Snider reportedly then swung the knife again at the victim but this time missed, stated the complaint. While officers noticed the victim was cut, they didn’t find the knife at the scene.

The complaint also stated the officer, who interviewed Snider, reportedly said a strong odor commonly associated with the consumption of an alcoholic beverage was coming from her breath.

Snider reportedly told the officer that she had been drinking a “fifth” of whiskey since 1 p.m. She also accused the victim of pushing her, which caused her to get upset.

In an unrelated case, Guinn arraigned Joann Matthews Freeman on Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. Guinn set her bond at $5,000.

Contact Mason W. Canales at or (254) 501-7474

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