Cops: Reading woman stabbed roommate in argument over candy

READING, Pa. - A woman stabbed her roommate during a dispute over candy, wounding the victim's leg, authorities said.

Tracy Mitchell, 54, is facing aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges from the incident early Monday morning.

Reading police were called around 2:30 a.m. to the 400 block of Schuylkill Avenue. There, they found a woman with a minor stab wound to her lower leg.

The victim claimed Mitchell was holding a pocket knife in one hand and a picture frame in the other as they argued in their apartment. She said Mitchell tried to strike her with the picture frame as they both fell to the floor.

The woman said she tried to hold Mitchell on the ground, but Mitchell stabbed her once in the leg. Mitchell left the apartment shortly afterward.

Mitchell was committed to the Berks County Jail on $1,000 bail.

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