published Friday, February 25th, 2011

Woman arrested for store clerk’s stabbing

Police have arrested a woman for the Thursday stabbing of a clerk at a downtown store.

Verdale Sheppard, of Chattanooga, was booked on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery today after she allegedly stabbed the 67-year-old store clerk in the head and face at the Downtown Mart at 706 Market St.

Sheppard, 44, reportedly began choking and banging the clerk’s head into the ground, according to the arrest report.

As the clerk lay on the ground, almost unconscious, Sheppard knocked the cash register into the floor, took $100 and fled the store.

The clerk, Sun Yee Rhee, was taken to Erlanger hospital and treated for 12 stab wounds that took 18 to 20 stitches to close, according to the arrest report.

Sheppard contacted police today and said she wanted to turn herself in. Police went to her home and placed her under arrest. She’s due in court March 11.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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alana63 said...

This girl was in silverdale a few years ago and has some issues, she was trying hard to beat a crack addiction maybe that is what lead to this, this is way out of character for her she isnt a violant person at all but is real easy to be lead around and do what anyone wants her to do, i have doults about this charge and her, she wouldnt harm a fly someone talked her into this some how some way i think its just not like her to become violent like this

February 25, 2011 at 7:26 p.m.
bluedagger said...

Alana63, my brain got out of breath reading your post.

February 25, 2011 at 7:45 p.m.
southsider said...

Feel bad for the victim. There are no excuses for a crime like this!

February 26, 2011 at 10:22 a.m.
deebug said...

Thats awful I know them both... But verdale is not a vilent person she is kinda a mental consumer, but in know way am i condoning the violence it is horrible - the lady that owns that shop is a very nice person and did not deserve that- it is just a unfortunate situation for all involved.

December 20, 2011 at 2:16 p.m.
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