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Woman charged after attacking man, threatening to stab him
Had gone to man's home with sister to “pick up an EBT card” from the sister’s estranged husband
Cierra Patrice Burke
Cierra Patrice Burke

Statesboro police arrested a woman on aggravated assault charges after she reportedly attacked a man and then threatened to stab him with a knife.

Officers responded Sunday around 6:15 p.m. to a South Main Street location where Cierra Patrice Burke, of Chandler Road, allegedly went with her sister to the home to “pick up an EBT card” from the sister’s estranged husband, said Statesboro police Detective Sgt. Patrick Haralson.

Once there, Burke, 23, engaged in a verbal argument with the unidentified man, then started “punching him,” he said.

During the attack, Burke apparently caused visible injury to the victim, who “was bleeding.” The man then struck Burke in retaliation, and she grabbed a knife and “threatened to stab him,” he said.

Burke was charged with aggravated assault and was taken to the Bulloch County Jail. She remained incarcerated without bond Monday, awaiting further court appearances, according to jail records.

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