A McAlester woman was recently convicted of assaulting another woman with a teacup.
Amber Nicole Stidham, 26, was charged March 12 with aggravated assault and battery for hitting a woman in the face with a cup of tea.
Stidham pleaded guilty to the charge Monday in Pittsburg County District Court. She was fined $1,000 and received a five-year suspended sentence.
According to court records, Stidham was in the driveway of Carol Stidham’s home on march 11 when she threw her cup of tea at Carol Stidham, who ended up with a lip split up to her nose and a tooth knocked out.
McAlester resident Casey Biafore witnessed the alleged assault. “I thought it hit the truck the way it sounded,” Biafore told the News-Capital regarding the cup of tea hitting Carol Stidham’s face.
Amber Stidham could not be reached for comment by presstime today.
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